Tuesday Devo

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 7
12 If a person does not repent,
God will sharpen his sword;
he will bend and string his bow.
13 He will prepare his deadly weapons
and shoot his flaming arrows.

Commentary from the ESV Study Bible:

God’s anger toward the persecutors shows itself by turning their own schemes against them.
7:12 If a man does not repent. There is a way out for the persecutors: namely, they can seek the Lord. This phrase warns the wicked and invites them to repentance; it also helps the faithful to prefer and wish that their oppressors would turn to God rather than suffer punishment.

Study Questions:

  • The big idea from Sunday was, "The righteousness of God is our REFUGE." All of the psalms invite us to understand that divine righteousness should be a source of confidence and comfort, not of fear and dismay. Just as children thrive when they are able to grow up in a safe environment, so will we thrive in the safety of God's presence. God is the definition of consistent and steady. When your life is anything but consistent, how can you begin to lean on your Heavenly Father to bring you stability? What does that look like practically?

  • Non-believers have good reason to fear the righteousness of God. An unrepentant heart will face God's righteous judgement and eternal punishment. But if a sinner will turn to God, he will be their refuge. It is the righteousness of Christ that is imputed to us that is our refuge in salvation. Imputed means that HIS righteousness is now credited to US. He became sin so that, in Him, we can become the righteousness of God. Is this how you view yourself? How difficult is it for you to imagine God looking at you and seeing perfection? How much different would your life look if you truly lived out of that righteousness? 

Pray:

  • That you would turn to God when you need to steady yourself.
  • That you would live in God's righteousness.

This Week's City 7:

Try to commit to memory!

1. Who is Jesus? I believe Jesus is God because Jesus said He is God and proved it by rising from the dead and appearing to His disciples, His brother James, 500 others at one time and Paul.
(Mark 3:21; John 8:58, 10:30-33, 14:9-11; Acts 9:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:2-3; James 1:1)

1 Comment


Marcus Johnson - June 21st, 2022 at 7:58am

Glory to God forever!