Friday Devotional

As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.  He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.  Psalm 55:16-18

Encourage one another…  1 Thess 5:11

In our nation today many oppose our standing president.  Sad as it is, the people of this nation are fairly evenly divided in their opinions about who ought to be sitting in the White House, and who definitely ought not.  All the rancor and division this past election cycle has caused can be upsetting, but it isn’t anything we should worry ourselves about.  As children of the Most High there is never a time when we trust in men to make things right. Never!  Even good men are persuaded by their passions and pride, and even good men make bad choices from time to time.  Knowing this, we have learned to trust in our God, and not in men.  It is a lesson Jesus learned too.

While speaking about the temple and God’s plan to put away the old and usher in the new, Jesus fascinated people and many began to trust in him.  They trusted because of his miracles and the power they recognized in the things he taught about the Lord.  But John’s epistle says this about Jesus:  But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew human nature.  No one needed to tell him what mankind is really like (John 2:24-25).

Ouch! 

That hurts.  It hurts because we know He’s right.  Human nature has a bloody past, and there’s no denying it.

As our nation moves into the next phase of growth God has planned for her, let’s not make the mistake of trusting in any man or woman to bail us out of trouble.  Let’s not depend on humanity to save us from ourselves.  Today, let’s lift up to God the problems we have with divisions and the lack of grace and forgiveness we see in action around us.  Today, let’s trust in nothing but our Lord–the One who saves us, evening, noon, and night!

To the only True God and Mighty Savior be all praise, forever and ever more!!

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