Tuesday Devo

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 6:
6 I am worn out from sobbing.
All night I flood my bed with weeping,
drenching it with my tears.
7 My vision is blurred by grief;
my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.
8 Go away, all you who do evil,
for the Lord has heard my weeping.

Commentary from the ESV Study Bible:

6:6–7 Weariness and Weeping. Now the psalmist describes the effects of realizing that his circumstances stem from his sins; he moans and cries and loses sleep from sorrow over his sins.

Study Questions:

  • Not all sin is created equal. Yes, it's true that any and all sin separates us from a holy God, but some sin carries with it greater consequences and destruction. When we get used to treating sin casually, it will progress. It will take us deeper and deeper and further and further from God. We can end up living a double life... playing with fire. We end up risking what we want most in life for the temptation of what we want in the moment. Have you ever lived your life this way?

  • The temptation of sin can make us do some pretty crazy things. Good Christian people can make the most irrational decisions, risking everything to scratch the itch. The result is you end up jumping from slippery rock to slippery rock. Each time you land one, you are filled with false confidence that you won't be found out. But eventually, you'll go tumbling into the rapids. Does this way of life sound familiar to you? Have you ever seen a good Christian absolutely implode their life as a result of this way of living? How do you make sure you don't end up this way? 

Pray:

  • That you would resist temptation.
  • That you would never risk what you want most for what you want in the moment.

This Week's City 7:

Try to commit to memory! 

7. How can I trust that the Bible is still God’s Word today? I trust the Bible is still God’s Word today because Jesus rose from the dead proving He was God and said His words would never pass away. Through the Holy Spirit, God inspired the writing of the Scripture, determined the canon of Scripture and protected the copying of Scripture so that we might know Him and worship Him to this day.
(Matthew 24:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Revelation 22:18-19)

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