Two Great Blessings (Psalm 6,8-10,14,16, 19,21)

The law of the Lord is perfect
    reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
    making wise the simple, Psalm 19:7

Several nights ago during our Community Group time the question was asked; what are the blessings of being an heir of Christ? The person who was given the assignment began to smile and as they shared the joy of the Lord was overflowing from this person.

Question: Do you feel blessed this morning?

Adrian Rogers once said, while preaching on John 15:11, “Without genuine joy life is meaningless.”

In Psalm 19 we read the wonderful words of God as penned by a joyous man. The man was David. In this Psalm David is giving his readers insight into the revelation of God. This revelation is two-fold:

  • In Verses 1-6 we see God’s general revelation revealed in creation.
  • In Verses 7-14 we see God’s special revelation revealed in His Word.

Question: Did the coming up of the sun give you reason to rejoice in your blessings today?

Each morning when I arise, I am reminded to give thanks to the God who has given me another day of life (James 4:13-17). Each evening as the sun goes down I am reminded to give thanks to the God who has cared for my needs all through the day (Phil. 4:19). Each night as I lay down to sleep I sense the presence of my ever watchful creator (Acts 17:28).

Question: Have you read the Word of God today?

His Word cries out, we have a Savior!!! As I open His Word I am reminded that it is perfect, powerful in transformation, and trustworthy. Each day I know I am made wise by the Word of God. Brothers and sisters I am so thankful for God’s specific revelation through His Word.

As I pause to consider what I have just written and what I have just read from His Word, I cannot hep but praise Him as my creator, my Lord and Savior, and my coming King. This day I know I have much to do, to say, and to consider. I know I need Him. My prayer is the prayer of David in Psalm 19:

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable in your sight,
    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Question: Have you drawn close to this Redeemer?

This day I leave you with the joyous words of John 15

15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:1-11

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