Daily Devotion on Psalm 71

Devotion Text: Psalm 71

If the Word of the Lord is powerful and effective, what is your response to that?

Too often, we as Christians hide our “Gospel light” under the proverbial basket, waiting for someone else to tell others about Jesus. We believe in the word’s power, but don’t use that power in our daily lives or share that power with others. We trust that the word saves souls and changes lives, but we leave our Bibles on the shelf and reserve one hour on Sunday mornings to gladly hear and learn it.

Psalm 71 tells of a much different attitude toward God’s powerful and effective Word.

God’s Word has an incredible capacity to change the way we think and interact with the world. It provides safety and shelter from all of this sinful world’s darts and arrows. It strengthens us and braces us against anything this world can throw at as. It provides a clear path and a promise that there are better days ahead. Our God loves us, will protect us, and wants us to be forever with him in Heaven.

In response to those promises of God, what else could we do but share that word with others. We daily study and hear his Word and proclaim it to our families. We seek out the lost who do not have those promises that the word may change their hearts as well. We pass it on to our children that they may pass it on to theirs as an everlasting inheritance.

Prayer: Dearest Jesus, come to be daily through your word, reminding me of your promises and of your love. Keep me safe from everything that would seek to drive a wedge in between me and your word. Empower me to share your word with others and let me never be ashamed or embarrassed to proclaim you to the many who badly need you in their lives. Amen.

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About Michael Schottey

Michael Schottey is a Christian, husband, father of two boys, sportswriter, and aspiring author. He graduated from Martin Luther College with a degree in Biblical Languages in 2009. A lifelong midwesterner, he moved to Florida with his family in 2010 and is a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church (WELS).

Posted on August 31, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. September 2, 2012

    Dear Pastor Huebner,

    I came across your website the other day when “googling” sermons on Ephesians 6:10-20. I am also a pastor; an evangelical pastor of the LCMS, and I have served a church in Columbia, SC, for the past 14 years. I grew up in Daytona Beach, and was down there in August to visit my 88 year old mom.

    I wanted to tell you that I really enjoy(ed) reading your sermon; and hearing you preach them via the Internet too.

    I worlk very hard on preaching and was ordained 31 years ago in 1981. My congregation is very supportive, but I also know how helpful it is, to hear an occasional word of “encouragement!”

    I would love to meet you in person and would love to come and worship with you some Sunday; just not that many Sundays off during the year!

    Check out our site: http://www.mtolivesc.org

    Pastor Paul C. Sizemore
    Mount Olive Lutheran Church
    1541 Lake Murray Boulevard
    Columbia, SC 29212

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