Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Psalm 59:11 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Psalm 59:11

But do not kill them, Lord our shield or my people will forget. In your might uproot them and bring them down.


This is a psalm David wrote through the leading of the Holy Spirit when Saul sent men to watch his house and kill him. This morning, I was reading and thinking about how often David asked for mercy, and the Lord brought this thought to mind: David wanted/needed mercy, so he extended mercy to those around him. Can we say the same?


Are the things I’m asking God for evident in my life? Am I asking God for truth but not being truthful with those around me? Am I asking for mercy but refusing to extend it to those around me? Do I ask for His love and refuse to give mine to those around me? I can’t be asking Him for peace and sowing discord. Light has no union with darkness, so if I want to walk in His light, I have to be changed by Him and share that with those around me.


So, two things here: I think that the things we are asking God for we should be actively trying to display in our own lives and that as He increases them in our lives, so they should increase through us to those around us.


This life is tough, and the enemy has many different ways to get our focus from the cross of Christ and the love, freedom, and victory poured out there and put it back on us. But we have to fight against the flesh and crucify it daily. We shouldn’t horde up the things He pours into us but rather be open, willing vessels for Him to use in the lives of those around us! Let the blessings pour through us, not end with us!


2 Timothy 2:21 - Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master, and prepared to do any good work.


Let Him cleanse us and use us for His glory and those around us!


God bless! I love you! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!




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