Thursday, May 12, 2016

Day 133 // Psalm 65-67, 69-70 // God is Always There

Today’s Reading: Psalm 65-67, 69-70

God is always there for you. God promises to be with us always, especially when we call out to Him. Don't be afraid of your situation or the struggles you are facing, trust in God and he will provide for you.

Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Samuel 11-12, 1 Chronicles 20


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Day 132 // 2 Samuel 10, 1 Chronicles 19, Psalm 20 // Distracted

Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 10, 1 Chronicles 19, Psalm 20

Suspicious people are anxious about everything. A simple kind gesture from David turned into the humiliation of his people. Individuals so worried about personal image have their life driven by other's comments, looks, and actions. How do I look? Did I do ok with my presentation? Did that sound stupid? All these questions focused on ourselves rather the good will of others. Always taking things the wrong way and manipulating situations from what they were originally meant to mean.

Some have even gone to the extreme of misinterpreting God and His intentions of love and mercy. It's unfortunate because just like people of Ammon, they will be destroyed. Get your head out of the clouds and pay attention to what is really happening in the world around you.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Psalm 65-67, 69-70


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Day 131 // Psalm 50, 53, 60, 75 // The Perfect Judge

Today’s Reading: Psalm 50, 53, 60, 75

I think the American judicial system has done a good job in determining the sentence of criminals the appeals of civil court and other matters. I do not work in this system, so I can't knowingly point out specifics of strengths or weaknesses but from what I know, the judge seeks to know all of the information before a verdict is given, the jury is called to be unbiased and is replaced if necessary, and there is always opportunity for a re-trial if something else has been found.

Thinking about God as the perfect judge adds a new light on the whole systems. There is no mistakes because He knows everything: thoughts, intentions, and all actions. God knows all that we have done wrong and is ready to pronounce our judgement of death for our sin when he decided to grant grace. God knows when we repent and call on His mercy. The amazing part is even still knowing our wrong and sinful ambitions, that grace and mercy is still granted to us. That is what I call a loving God. How can I serve any god but Him?

Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Samuel 10, 1 Chronicles 19, Psalm 20