Aug 21, 2016

Devotion for 21 August


A brief prayer is offered that you can add to your daily prayers this week. The scripture is from our Sunday Service Bulletin for today.  We are continuing a summer sermon series on Psalms.
OT READING: Psalm 121 (English Standard Version)
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.

Devotion: Don’t Look Down!!
Have you ever heard that old expression, “don’t look down”? People that are afraid of heights are told this so they that they can try to avoid the fear. I like the way this passage starts with that same advice: “I lift my eyes unto the hills”. We are all pilgrims on a journey to our heavenly home and this Psalm tells us to focus on the Lord. When the things that are happening here on earth fill you with disgust, disappointment, sadness, loneliness or just plain wear you out—stop looking down!! Get your eyes up toward home, Pilgrim! The Lord is looking out for you 24/7. You can do this!

We pray: Lord thank you for your everlasting love. Amen