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Aug 25, 2019

All of us face forces that seek to knock us off the track of following Jesus. Anger is one of those forces. Have you suffered serious mistreatment or just run-of-the-mill snubbing? Either way, the result is often anger. Now what? Psalm 137 is the Spirit's answer. Some parts of it are hard to take, among the hardest to take in the whole Bible. But they're in the Bible, so we won't run from them. Today we ask God to teach us what to do with our anger; but more than that, to fill us with gratitude for what he has done to satisfy his justice over every mistreatment.

 

 

To receive 250-word devotions on Psalm 137 this week, Monday – Friday,

go to st-andrew-online.org/devotions.

Aug 20, 2019

Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier wrote, "Of all the sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: it might have been." The most tragic thing about much of history is that it could have been so different. Because the Israelites turned away from the Lord their history was filled with disaster. Let Psalm 81 show you how the history of your life can be different. The First Commandment is, "You shall have no other gods." How different the history of our lives would be if we could nail that. Thank God, Jesus was nailed for our failure to keep the first commandment. Receive his grace in Word and in body and blood today. It’s God’s way of removing the sadness of "what might have been" and changing our history to, "satisfying you with honey from the rock." (Ps 81:17) 

 

To receive 250-word devotions on Psalm 81 this week, Monday – Friday,

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Aug 11, 2019

Psalm 1 taught us that the key to knowing God is to delight in his Word. What is it? Psalm 119 describes it as his law, decrees, commands, and statutes. It’s permanently relevant for every time and place; more than that, it’s trustworthy. It’s perfectly suited for our needs. In God’s Word, though, we receive more than a set of abstract rules. We receive an expression of God’s own character and nature. That means knowing Psalm 119, or the whole Bible for that matter, isn’t an end in and of itself. We know it in order to seek him with all our heart. Let’s do that together in this time of worship.

 

To receive 250-word devotions on Psalm 119 this week, Monday – Friday,

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Aug 4, 2019

Are you ready to marvel at the love of God? God’s love has been displayed throughout history through his great acts of mercy and deliverance and his power and patience. As we dig into Psalm 145 this weekend, King David helps us see the greatness of God and the variety of ways God reveals the depth of his love, patience, and grace for each of us!

To receive 250-word devotions on Psalm 145 this week, Monday – Friday,

go to st-andrew-online.org/devotions.

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