Daily Devotion Thursday, November 21

Thursday, November 21, 2013 – Psalm 111; Nehemiah 9:1-15 (16-25); Revelation 21:22-22:5 and Matthew 18:1-9

Matthew 18:1-9 – 1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2He called a child, whom he put among them, 3and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

What I hear Jesus saying to me is; Dennis be humble before God as this child is humble before me.

What does it mean to be humble?

Here is my list of the personal qualities of being humble: not proud or arrogant, modest, subservient, courteously respectful.

Friends God is God there is no one greater. So it’s only right that we humble ourselves before God.

Psalm 111 – Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.

One of my life goals is to study the works of the Lord. What this means is studying the works of God; Father/Creator, Jesus the Son of God/Redeemer and Holy Spirit/Sustainer. In studying their works I’ll learn of God’s love for me, for all.

O Lord, may I be humble before you, for you are God and may I study all your works. I give thanks for how you reveal your ways to me through creation, through the written word and through the acts of the Holy Spirit even today. Open my eyes, heart and soul that I may sense the wonder of the love you have for me, for all. Amen.

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