Daily Devotion Thursday, August 15

Thursday, August 15, 2013  – Psalm 30; 2 Samuel 15:1-18; Acts 21:27-36 and Mark 10:32-45

Psalm 30 – I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up,
    and did not let my foes rejoice over me.

The Psalmist had a reason to extol the Lord. What is my reason for extolling, giving God all praise and glory? That is what I’ll be asking myself through this day.

What is your reason for extolling God? Why do you give God all the praise and glory? What has God done for you?

The following is something Jesus said to his disciples, but something we all need to hear as well.

Mark 10:32-45 – whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. 45For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Short devotion today, as in a few minutes I’ll be helping get up my granddaughter who begins first grade today. Say prayers today for all the teachers and students across our nation who are beginning a new year of learning together. It’s a special time these first days. We’ve been forewarned, they’ll be more homework to get done now that she entered her elementary years; reading, writing and arithmetic. Say a prayer also for your first teachers who got you going in learning all the basics of education.

O Lord, I do extoll you and give you all the glory for you have blessed me with life; salvation, a mind to learn and grow in you and the knowledge of the world, a wonderful family and a call to serve you as pastor to your people. O Lord, throughout this day may I extol you and give you all the praise and glory for what you have done, are doing and will do. Amen.

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