Devotional for Sunday June 19, 2022
The Scriptures present God as knowing all things: “Who taught the spirit of the Lord, or counseled him by teaching him? Who did you ask for advice to be warned? Who taught him the way of judgment, or taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of prudence?" In his book The Knowledge of the Holy God, A. W. Tozer wrote of God's omniscience: “He knows all that can be known, and he knows that instantaneously and with a fullness of perfection that includes every possible subject of knowledge relative to everything that can be known. exists or could have existed anywhere in the universe, at any time in the past, or could exist in centuries or ages to come. God knows all causes, all thoughts, all mysteries, all feelings, all desires, all personalities, all visible and invisible things in heaven and on earth. He never discovers anything. Nothing ever surprises him, nothing ever astonishes him, he is never curious about something or seeking information or asking questions. God is self-existing and self-contained and knows what no creature has ever known. He knows himself perfectly. Only the Infinite can know the infinite.”
Written by Juan Daniel de la Vega
Translated by Maria Elena Cardona
Morning Romans 11:33-35
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
Noon Psalm 68:1-10
1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.
5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.
6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
Evening Isaiah 40:13,14
13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
Prayer Guide:[Cuba-Los Pinos] and [Panamá-Juan Gil]
This month's challenge is: Think before you judge or act.
Ask yourself at all times: how would I want to be treated if I were in that condition? Always remember Jesus' advice: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Judge not, and you will not be judged: condemn not, and you will not be condemned: forgive, and you will be forgiven."