Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lenten Devotion -- Wednesday, February 25

Day 7

At first glance, this Psalm has no relevance to me. I do not have mortal enemies I am afraid of. I can understand the sentiment, but not relate to it directly. On the other hand, the point that Lynne Baab makes that "Some people have internal enemies, emotions and thoughts that attack from within" certainly resonates.

It is good then that Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

As we read in Romans 8:31: "If God is for us, who can be against us?"

Perhaps if we read verse 2 as:
2 if the Lord had not been on our side
    when dark emotions, fear and doubt attacked us...
The most important part is still
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
Questions for reflection:
  1. When you think of the enemies in your life, what or who are they?
    1. Fear
    2. Doubt
    3. Anxiety
  2. In what ways has God rescued you from those enemies?
    1. This devotion is a great help.
    2. Tonight's Lenten service was a great help.
    3. My family, (immediate, extended and church) have been a great help.

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