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Today's Scripture: Micah 7:18-20

"Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity
and passing over transgression
for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger forever,
because he delights in steadfast love.
He will again have compassion on us;
he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
You will cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea.
You will show faithfulness to Jacob
and steadfast love to Abraham,
as you have sworn to our fathers
from the days of old."

Today's Devotion: A God Like You

Is there any other God like ours? All the false gods do things differently. They all tally good works against bad; and the result is never comforting to us. Every other god lays before us our sins and never picks them up. Every other god’s anger rages and burns forever, never quenched, never satisfied. But our God isn’t like all the others. He pardons iniquity. He has compassion. He tramples all sin underfoot. He takes all sin off of us and throws them into the depths of the sea where they will never see the light of day again. Go ahead, try and find another god like ours. Scour the world and plumb the deepest places of your imagination. Never will you find a god of forgiveness apart from the One Who dies for the sinner and is crucified for those who don’t deserve it.

Dear Father, delight in Your steadfast love. Amen.

Devotion by Pastor Eli Lietzau

Produced by Around the Word Devotion

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 11:40 | No Comments »

Today's Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6-11

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen."

Today's Devotion: Humble

The devil prowls, seeking someone to devour. That is what he does. He never tires, never wavers, never takes a day off. His work is to bring me to damnation. Yet as I suffer the things of this fallen world and the teeth of the devil, I know for certain that I am not alone. Others also suffer. This is the Christian life: suffering under the cross. We are encouraged to remain humble, that is, we are encouraged to always know that we are nothing in and of ourselves. There is no chance that we, on our own, can resist the devil; his evil works and ways. The comfort is that, as the Lord keeps us firm in the faith, His mighty hand will always be upon us, comforting us when faint, while at the same time crushing the devil with a nail-marked fist.

God of all grace, restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish us in Your promise of salvation. Amen.

Devotion by Pastor Eli Lietzau

Produced by Around the Word Devotion


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