November 15, 2019 Verse Of The Day

Romans 13-10


Psalm 73:28 Where Are You?

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But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. Psalm 73:28 

Searching for a home to live in can be difficult for many people, especially when moving into a new area. One does not know the new city and what different areas of the city is like. Some of the areas are high-end with great security, but high cost. Others are low-cost, but with a lot of crime.

Finding the right place is challenging and scary. One does not want to make the wrong choice.

Along with finding the place to live, people are also searching for their place and purpose in this world. Many go through life constantly struggling to find where they should be and why they should be there. Most of what people are looking at are temporary fixes.

Asaph states that for himself it is good to be near God. He had chosen to make God his refuge, his place of dwelling.

God is the one who has created everything and is in control of everything. He is the one who gives meaning and purpose to everything and everyone. He is the one who gives true life to every person.

Those who believe in God, need to allow themselves to dwell near Him. In order to be near God one has to turn away from sin and turn towards Him. God will not turn anyone away who comes to Him, but one must come to Him.

This is a conscience choice upon the individual as to where he will dwell.

Often a person chooses to walk away from God and step into sin. This is stepping out from God’s protection and refuge.

Being near God gives one His protection and favor. It gives one a life that is full of purpose and full of life.

As you draw near to God, He will draw near to you. He will never turn you away. Find out why it is good to be near God by making Him your refuge.

God is on your side when you are on and by His side. Stay near to Him by staying in His word and talking to Him daily. Do not turn away to the temporary things of this world, but live with eternity in the front of your mind and actions.

Where you are today?

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will stay close to God; that God will strengthen you to turn from all sin; that you will find refuge in God alone; and that you will know the full life God has for you.

Psalm 72:18 God, Alone Does It

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Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. Psalm 72:18 

Credit is often given to a person for doing something great. People see him do something great and think that he is wonderful for doing a great action. However, the action done is not usually done completely alone. It often takes more than one to do a great action.

Businesses are known for honoring a person for some great sales, but in reality it took a whole team to make the sales happen. Often, there are several that were the real work behind the great deed done.

Solomon praises God because He is the one who does marvelous deeds. He sees God as the only one who does marvelous deeds completely on His own.

It is easy for a person to take credit for doing something, but forget about where the real credit should go.

While people can do good things, even great things, they cannot do those good things on their own. Every person needs help to do anything, whether great or small. There is always the support of other people, but ultimately there is the support of God.

God gives each and every person the ability to do whatever is done, whether great or small. However, God is able to do great and marvelous deeds with no help from anyone else. He is the One the who is able to provide food, healing, life, health, salvation and much more to anyone and everyone who needs it.

Although honoring a person is good, praising God is needed for every good deed done. God is able to do those things alone, though He often chooses to use others to make things happen. God is behind everything good.

God is the one who is worthy of all praise for the good deeds being done.

Think about all the good things that you have in your life. Think about all the good things you have done in your lifetime. Realize that it was God who is working in your life. He is the one who made those things possible.

Give God the praise for what He has done and is doing in and through you and others all over this world. He is always at work doing marvelous deeds, changing and saving lives around the world, despite the evil being done in this world.

I pray today that you will see what God has done; that you will know the work God is doing in your life; that you will know the work God is doing in this world; that you will give God praise for His work; and that you will be a witness of God’s marvelous deeds.