Friday, July 27, 2018

Devotional Reminders for Meditation: The Truth about God

(Note: "The Quest for the King" will resume on Friday, August 17.)

One of the most important things we can do to maintain our relationship with God is to continually remind ourselves of the true nature of the God we serve, and do away with our false images of Him. There is no better way of doing this than to soak in Scripture about Him. Take a few minutes to read through these verses, to meditate on them, and then spend a few minutes in prayer, praising God for who He is.

(Exodus 34:6-7a) And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished…”

(Deuteronomy 20:4) For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.

(Deuteronomy 33:27) The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

(2 Samuel 22:32-34) For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the Rock except our God? {33} It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. {34} He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.

(Psalms 46:1-2) God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. {2} Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.

(Psalms 68:19-20) Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Selah {20} Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.

(Psalms 73:26) My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

(Psalms 84:11-12) For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. {12} O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.

(Romans 5:5) And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

(1 Corinthians 1:9) God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

(2 Corinthians 9:8) And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

(1 John 4:7-9) Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. {8} Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. {9} This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.