Daily Devotion Tuesday, December 18th

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 – Psalm 85; Isaiah 11:1-9; Ephesians 6:10-20 and John 3:16-21

Today, I simply invite you to read my quotes from the text and let them speak to you. Each is important and has something to say to us as we enter the last full week before Christmas. I like each of them for different reasons, so you decide today which one really speaks to you.

Enjoy some time with the word of the Lord.

Psalm 85 – 7   Show us your steadfast love, O LORD,
and grant us your salvation.

8   Let me hear what God the LORD will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people,
to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
9   Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.

10  Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
11  Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
12  The LORD will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
13  Righteousness will go before him,
and will make a path for his steps.

Isaiah 11:1-9 –1A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
2The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
3His delight shall be in the fear of the LORD.

He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide by what his ears hear;
4but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;

Ephesians 6:10-20 – 14Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. 15As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. 16With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication.

John 3:16-21 – 16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

17“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Amen. Thanks be to God for the promise of his Son, his Son’s coming to save us from our sins and now our opportunity to put on the full armor of God.

Blessings on you all this day, Amen.

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