Devotional for July 9, 2021
Morning: Genesis 2:7
Noon: Psalm 85
Evening: Psalm 139:13-17
I have a friend who has been designing an investigative project for a long time now and I’m sure that his greatest satisfaction would not come from the resulting rewards this project may bring him, but from seeing it function successfully.
I have another friend who designed what he refers to as his “perfect work” many years ago. He was very pleased with it. Shortly after, however, his majestic work stopped working properly, and although many found it beautiful and useful, its creator knew that it had lost its initial value.
This friend is God and His perfect work is us, humanity, who was created to live in close relation to our Creator, God, since the beginning. A purpose that was disrupted as a result of disobedience. God looked at us and saw how far we were from our original state, but in the same way architects repair and insist on their designs, our God sent His son Jesus Christ so that we may be restored through Him.
Brothers and sisters, resist the enemy, not God. Let God work in your life and you’ll be amazed by the outcome.
You and I are to God like a design in the hands of an architect.
--Naty Leidy González
Translation made by the Communications Department.
Morning Genesis 2:7
And the LORDGod formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Noon Psalm 85
LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land:
Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people,
Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
3Thou hast taken away all thy wrath:
Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
4Turn us, O God of our salvation,
And cause thine anger toward us to cease.
5Wilt thou be angry with us for ever?
Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
6Wilt thou not revive us again:
That thy people may rejoice in thee?
7Shew us thy mercy, O LORD,
And grant us thy salvation.
8I will hear what God the LORD will speak:
For he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: But let them not turn again to folly.
9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him;
That glory may dwell in our land.
10Mercy and truth are met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11Truth shall spring out of the earth;
And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good;
And our land shall yield her increase.
13Righteousness shall go before him;
And shall set us in the way of his steps.
Evening Psalm 139:13-17
For thou hast possessed my reins:
Thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
Marvellous are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well.
15My substance was not hid from thee,
When I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect;
And in thy book all my members were written,
Which in continuance were fashioned,
When as yet there was none of them.
17How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
[Dominicana-La Vega] and [Cuba-Guanajay]