Great Plains Daily Devotional for 2/1/2020

Today please be in prayer for

Tom Earhart
Omaha Living Faith UMC
Missouri River District
Sandy Webster
Omaha Living Faith UMC
Missouri River District
Ralph Gaines
Omaha Living Hope Mission Congregation
Missouri River District
Bethann Black
Omaha Maplewood UMC
Missouri River District

Today's Lectionary Text

Psalm 15 

A Psalm of David.

O Lord, who may abide in your tent?
    Who may dwell on your holy hill?

Those who walk blamelessly, and do what is right,
    and speak the truth from their heart;
who do not slander with their tongue,
    and do no evil to their friends,
    nor take up a reproach against their neighbors;
in whose eyes the wicked are despised,
    but who honor those who fear the Lord;
who stand by their oath even to their hurt;
who do not lend money at interest,
    and do not take a bribe against the innocent.

Those who do these things shall never be moved.

Today's Devotional

When I think of someone who is blameless, my first thought is Jesus Christ.  This is an undisputable fact that our Lord not only lived a life without sin but made it possible by dying on the cross then rose from the dead three days later for all mankind to live an everlasting life by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior.   

What about the day to day living that we experience?  As David spoke in Psalm 15.  Is it possible to approach the sacred tent or come near the holy mountain?  Our attitude toward the grace and promises of God are extremely important in our daily lives.  Yes, we have the freedom to make those choices of truth over lies, right over wrong to our neighbors, fearing and honoring the Lord over a vile person.  Keeping an oath even when it hurts, lending to the poor interest free and not taking a bribe.  Not being shaken in any situation is the mark of someone that is grounded in the Word of God. 
-Pastor Brad Zimmerman
Bucklin UMC

bzimmerman@greatplainsumc.org

Prayer for Reflection

Our gracious Father, we love and adore you and thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you.
 

 

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