Daily Devotional

Today’s Scripture Reading

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130 (New Revised Standard Version)

They say that when all else fails, try reading the directions. To be clear, the Word of God in the Bible is not simply a set of directions for life, even if we would be better following those directions than following a hot of other paths we might follow. But we go to the Word for any number of purposes: comfort in troubling times, reassurances of God’s mercy and grace, hope when all else seems hopeless, and evidence of God’s love for us as well as for the world. When we read the Word and let it speak to our hearts, minds, and souls, it gives us a better understanding of life itself, and a light in what too often is a dark world. Today, I want to encourage your use of the Word, that you consult it, and let it shape your insight into your daily activities. The value of light itself is to give clear insight onto our pathway, and to show us God’s watchfulness over us. Let those words unfold for you, so that you may have light, and a better understanding, in Christ’s name. Amen.

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