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.