Friday, August 14, 2020
“Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does he need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach him what is right or show him the path of justice?”
Personal note: Of course, I answered each of these questions with “No, no way, absolutely not, and never!” Who could there be higher that our God, Who is Wisdom, Who is Goodness, Who is Righteous, and Who is the Eternal Judge? Remember how your parent would ask you a question in such a way that the answer was in the question? (You don’t really want that 4th cookie, do you?) That’s what these questions do. I almost think of it like “I dare you to prove Me wrong about what I’m asking!”
- Spirit of Truth, cause us to be hungry for more of Your revelation. Help us to discern Your wisdom as we read the Bible. Bring revelation and understanding to our study of Your Word. (Prv 2:6)
- Your Word says if we lack wisdom on any matter, if we ask, You are generous in Your response. Develop an easy dialog between us. Tweak our hearts to ask You first before making decisions. (James 1:5)
- We give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good and Your love endures forever. (Ps 107:1) May Your goodness be seen across our nation and our world. Cause our eyes to be open to see Your majestic beauty in what You have created for us to enjoy.
- There is a Divine spark in each of Your children. In this present age of turmoil especially in human interaction, help us to recognize Your goodness in others and build on that.
- More than ever we ask for humility in our thoughts, speech, and actions. Expose our self-righteousness. Convict us when we step out of line in condemning others in their thoughts, speech and actions.
- We ask for grace, grace, and more grace. Transform us to know Your perfect, good will for our lives. (Romans 12:2)
- Your Word tells us not to judge or condemn for we will be judged by You. Help us to forgive those who have harmed us especially in our souls. Heal our wounds as we forgive them from our hearts. (Luke 6:37)
- Keep us from empty, idle words. Give us a “check” before we utter any unkind or judgmental word. We acknowledge we will be judged on every word. (Matt 12:36)
- Although we will one day stand before You for judgment, we affirm that You sent Your Son into our lives to save us. (John 3:16,17) We long to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant” as we enter into eternal glory. (Matt 25:21)