And Yet – The Saturday Morning Post

Today’s Reading – Psalms 78 – 79 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click here to view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)

Second Milers also read – Proverbs 1; Psalms 1 – 5; Mathew 1 – 2)

Read the “0701 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Maschil of Asaph. Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.” (Psalm 78:1-8)

“And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the most High in the wilderness.” (Psalm 78:17)

“For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.” (Psalm 78:32)

“How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.” (Psalm 78:40-42)

“Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies: But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow. For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.” (Psalm 78:56-58)

Good morning. How much have you changed since you got saved? Think back to some of the things you did for the Lord after you received Him as your Saviour. I know of a man who did work around Ocean County Baptist Temple. When he would finish, he would go to the alter and thank God for allowing him to do something there. Were you quick to pray when someone asked? Did you pray right there with that person or did you write it down so you wouldn’t forget later, and loose the paper? Does work get in the way of your daily devotions? Do you have any daily devotions? Is saying grace for your food the only time you pray? Do you still even say grace? Do you still give out tracts, or witness for the Lord? Or is there the fear of being arrested for ‘hate crimes’? The only hate crime is not telling them about Jesus, and letting them die and go to hell. I while back I heard about a softball game between to churches, and some heated words were exchanged. Did they not know that before time began, God had already determined who would win that game? It’s a game. We should play our best, and just enjoy it. Maybe if we reflect on what the Lord has done for us and then give Him praises, and be thankful, it would change our backslidden attitudes. Israel had Psalm 136 to remind them of the awsome things that the Lord did for them. Maybe we should make our own song listing the awsome things that the Lord has done for us? Use Psalm 136 as a pattern…

“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever: The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever: The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever: And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever: With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever: To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever: And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever. Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever. Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.” (Psalm 136)

Peace.


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