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Prayer Devotional: Day 25

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness. – Psalms 29:2 NIV

Our God is awesome! He is holy, pure, and without sin. Jesus is our king, our counselor, and our best friend. Salvation is not a mistake or the Heavenly Father punishing His one and only son for no reason.

God loves us so much that He gave His only son so that we might live.

Even with His glorious sacrifice, some people don’t acknowledge that Jesus is our God. Life for those who don’t know Jesus must feel nasty, brutish, and short, as Hobbes had noted about the state of nature of man.

But we know that God is a God of purpose. Yes, we may encounter hardship during this lifetime. Some of the early disciples of Jesus had short lives, often ending as a martyr. Fortunately for us, the Lord doesn’t require all of us to become martyrs. He has a divine purpose for all of us. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 258

Day 258

Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and glory are in His sanctuary. – Psalms 96:6 NIV

We can’t be 100% all the time. We are human. The Lord knows that we are weak and that we need His strength. When we take time to rest from our work and glorify Him, our burnout subsides. We can heal.

There is a kind of splendor in the ordinary. In every flower and creature that God formed.

The Lord is majestic in that He took on human form to save us. Christ’s death on the cross must have been excruciating. I sometimes wonder if God the Father could have spared Jesus from the pain He endured. How humiliating it must have been to die a criminal’s death. He had the reassurance that He would rise again. He knew it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Jesus relates to our suffering because He knew what pain felt like. He endured it all for us. What an incredible sacrifice. Amen.

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