What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits toward me? (Psalm 116:12 NKJV)
Thought For the Week: Oftentimes we are so busy praying to God for something. Does it ever dawn on us how bountifully He’s already blessed us? And with that thought, how could we ever repay Him for those bountiful blessings? Obviously, there is no equal that could suffice such a return. Especially in view of God’s mercy in the gift of a Saviour; His love manifested in the redemption of the soul! What can be a sufficient return for love like that – for mercies so great, so undeserving?
As we grapple with this question, the scriptures give us three answers: The first, “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, (Deut. 10:12) The second, “He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, He who despises the gain of oppressions, Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes, Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed And shuts his eyes from seeing evil” (Isaiah 33:15) Lastly, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)
When we meditate on these scriptures this week—let us hold fast to the Word. Not just being hearings but also doers.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I want to live godly in Christ Jesus and I ask that You would help me to develop an attitude of obedience to Your will and an increasing trust in Your Word. Help me to grow in grace, and to develop the right godly practice and scripture purpose in life so that You are lifted up in my heart and glorified in all I do. May I learn to praise You without ceasing and to develop an attitude of prayerfulness – and help me to be obedient to carry out all that I am called to do as a child of God – so that You increase as I decrease. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Prayer from prayer.knowing-Jesus.com.