Ginrich's Devotional Blog

February 16, 2013

Source of Knowledge

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus,Lent — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Today I have all,of Psalm 139.  This is someone who really appreciates the Source of knowledge and understands the limit of man’s knowledge.  It is well,worth our time to read it.

Psalm 139 
O Lord, you examine me a and know.
You know when I sit down and when I get up;
even from far away you understand my motives.
You carefully observe me when I travel or when I lie down to rest; 
you are aware of everything I do.
Certainly my tongue does not frame a word
without you, O Lord, being thoroughly aware of it. 
You squeeze me in from behind and in front;
you place your hand on me.
Your knowledge is beyond my comprehension;
it is so far beyond me, I am unable to fathom it. 
Where can I go to escape your spirit?
Where can I flee to escape your presence? 
If I were to ascend to heaven, you would be there.
If I were to sprawl out in Sheol, there you would be. 
If I were to fly away on the wings of the dawn, 
and settle down on the other side of the sea,
even there your hand would guide me,
your right hand would grab hold of me.
If I were to say, “Certainly the darkness will cover me, 
and the light will turn to night all around me,” 
even the darkness is not too dark for you to see, 
and the night is as bright as day;
darkness and light are the same to you. 
Certainly you made my mind and heart; 
you wove me together in my mother’s womb.
I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. 
You knew me thoroughly; 
my bones were not hidden from you,
when I was made in secret
and sewed together in the depths of the earth. 
Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb. 
All the days ordained for me
were recorded in your scroll
before one of them came into existence. 
How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! 
How vast is their sum total! 
If I tried to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
Even if I finished counting them,
I would still have to contend with you. 
If only you would kill the wicked, O God!
Get away from me, you violent men! 
They rebel against you and act deceitfully; 
your enemies lie. 
O Lord, do I not hate those who hate you,
and despise those who oppose you? 
I absolutely hate them, 
they have become my enemies!
Examine me, and probe my thoughts! 
Test me, and know my concerns! 
See if there is any idolatrous tendency in me,
and lead me in the reliable ancient path! 

May 16, 2012

Seven Times a Day

Filed under: Bible,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:36 am
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Psalms 119:164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

At least seven times a day the psalmist praised God for His righteous laws. Do we do that? Do we do it even one time a day? Do we find ourselves picking and choosing which laws we will obey and when we will do it? God told us to help those in need. Will we stop to help someone when we’re on our way to “an important event?’ Jesus always stopped to help. Do we really praise God for what He tells us to do in His written Word, The Holy Bible or do we look at His instructions as burdens we must carry? Our question today is an attitude check. We can only live in obedience to God through the power of His Holy Spirit. It is His gift of His Holy Spirit that also enables us to give Him thanks. Let us choose to be thankful for His instruction book, the Holy Bible and for His Holy Spirit. When our plans are interrupted by another’s need let us rejoice that God allows us to be His hands, feet and mouth on this earth regardless of our continual sinful nature. Let us praise God continually throughout our day.

December 7, 2011

Advent 11

Filed under: Advent,Christ,Christmas,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:55 am
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Ps 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight

 The verse before this talks about God sending His Light to guide us.  He has sent His Light, Jesus to us and He remains with us through His Holy Spirit and His written word, the Holy Bible.  The question for us is do we look to the Light.  Do we seek His guidance or go off on our own?  During the Advent season there are many things to remind us to look to the Light.  It is when we look to the Light and follow it we are filled with joy and God becomes our delight.  The more we look, the more we follow the more joy and the more we will take delight in our Lord God.  But His Light is not for us alone.  It is for us to share with others so they will also look to the Light.  Today let us be sure to share His Light with at least one other.

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