Spiritual Encouragement: The Series Part 2
My, Devotion to Him #37
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalms 25:8-15 "Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great. Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land. The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare." - NIV
"Good and upright"
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalms 92:15 "proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him." - NIV
VERSE PASSAGE: Isaiah 26:7 "The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth." - NIV
"Therefore he instructs"
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalms 32:8 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." - NIV
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalms 23:3 "he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake." - NIV
"And teaches them"
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalms 25:4-5 "Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." - NIV
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalms 27:11-14 "Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations. I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." - NIV
"Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?"
VERSE PASSAGE: Job 1:8 "Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” - NIV
"and their descendants will inherit the land"
VERSE PASSAGE: Numbers 14:24 "But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it." - NIV
VERSE PASSAGE: Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." - NIV
"The Lord confides"
VERSE PASSAGE: Proverbs 3:32 "For the Lord detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence." - NIV
"My eyes are ever on the Lord"
VERSE PASSAGE: Hebrews 12:2-3 "fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." - NIV
"for only he will release my feet from the snare"
VERSE PASSAGE: Psalms 119:110 "The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts. Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end." - NIV
So much encouragement filled in the first passage. And so much support and insight filled in the other passages. Be spiritual encouraged in this.
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