Daily Devotion – July 3, 2018


Psalm 48: 9-14


O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple.

As your name deserves, O God, you will be praised to the ends of the earth.

    Your strong right hand is filled with victory.

Let the people on Mount Zion rejoice.  Let all the towns of Judah be glad because of your justice.

Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem.  Walk around and count the many towers.

Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations.

For that is what God is like.  He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die.


Devotion by Chris Shiver


In yesterday’s devotion by Janet Derby, which covered the first portion of this Psalm, she illustrated to us how the awesome image of God’s holy city might reveal to us how powerful God is & how God is able to protect us.  In this closing portion of the Psalm this imagery of his power continues, with the additional message that God will always be there for us as our guide and protection.  We know that Jerusalem was sacked by conquerors more than once with the walls and temple laid waste.  This reminds me to not put much reliance on anything in this world for my security or strength, but to be fully dependent on God alone.


My Prayer:


Jesus, I pray that I will never put anything in this world ahead of my relationship with you, and that the only power I will rely on comes from God.  Amen.

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