Friday, April 18, 2008

Fri., 4/18/08 Devotion (Ps. 28:9)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 28:9, where we read these words:

"Save Your people, and bless Your inheritance; shepherd them also, and bear them up forever."

This is a neat Davidic prayer, that pretty well covers all the bases.  We should ask God to save, bless, shepherd, and support His church and every individual member therein.  Without salvation, there will be no blessing; but with the forgiveness of sins comes every other good thing.

If you are in Christ today, then recognize that you have great privileges, and also big responsibilities.  You, like David, have the ear of God--and He wants to hear you ask for the sweet redemptive blessings we read of above, (in Ps. 28:9).

[Puritan quote of the day: "Souls that have seen, and heard, and tasted of the goodness of the Lord in ordinances, dearly love them, and highly prize them."   --Thomas Brooks, in "Heaven on Earth"]