July 25 Look

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2 Chronicles 14:1-16:14;  Romans 9:1-21;  Psalm 19:1-14;  Proverbs 20:1

Look to God’s Creation

“The heavens declare the glory of God;  the skies proclaim the work of his hands… In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion.  It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other.  Nothing is hidden from its heat.”  Psalm 19:1-2, 5

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Photo by Aaron Burden

Look to God’s Word

“The law of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul.  The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.  The precepts of the Lord are right giving joy to the heart.  The commands of the Lord are radiant giving light to the eyes.  The fear of the Lord is pure enduring forever.  The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous.  They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold.  They are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.  By them is your servant warned;  in keeping them is great reward.”  Psalm 19:7-11

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Photo by Kevin Carden

Look to God’s forgiveness.

“Who can discern his errors?  Forgive my hidden faults.  Keep your servant also from willful sins;  may they not rule over me.”  Psalm 19:12-13

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Look to the Rock.

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  Psalm 19:14

Lord God, we look around us and see your creative and sustaining works–your faithfulness to all that you have made.  We look to your Word and see your Truth–and your Son in whom we “live and move and have our being.”  Look into our hearts today, O Lord, and forgive us.  Renew us, strengthen us, enable us to serve you with all joy and devotion.  “May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing in your sight.”  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

 

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