I love the Lord because He has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. As Thanksgiving approaches and I read this psalm, I can reflect upon how bountifully the Lord has blessed me! This first reading also provides comfort for us, at times of loss, how the Lord views the death of His saints.
Today’s Readings: Psalm 116; 2 Kings 23:31-24:17; Isaiah 17-18; John 16:16-33
Today’s history lesson from 2 Kings, tells us about the Babylonian army’s capture of Jerusalem and the significant deportations that followed. As I read this history, I continue to be impressed by the Lord’s active involvement in the affairs of men. I look for His active involvment in my life as well.
Isaiah’s oracle against Damascus and Cush should cause me to reflect upon the consequences of forgetting the God of my salvation. Lord, help me to take heed, lest I fall.
John’s words describe more of the interaction between Jesus and His disciples during His last hours before crucifixion. He speaks of the mixed emotions they would have.
Have a blessed day, dear reader!