Nehemiah 7:61-9:21; 1 Corinthians 9:1-18; Psalm 33:12-22; Proverbs 21:11-12
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
From heaven the Lords looks down and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth–
he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.”
A bank may safeguard
but it cannot guard
money supplies dwindle,
but the Source of all the living
never runs dry.
Rejoice in the Lord
who makes something
out of nothing;
who feeds thousands
with but a crumb.
He is the same yesterday, today
He knows my needs
for food, clothing, shelter
and my deeper needs
for forgiveness, love and mercy.
He never fails.
His mercies are new every morning.
Yes, even for today!
I can bank on that.
Lord God, thank you for your goodness and mercy that never end. In you I can place all my trust and not be afraid of running out. Your love endures forever! May I share your goodness and mercy with those who need to hear a Good Word today. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.