Thursday, October 20, 2016
2016 10 20
Forgive me, Lord, for the times I have tested you.
He said to him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?" So he answered and said, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself.' " And He said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and you will live." Luke 10:26-28 (NKJV)
Father, help me love and honor you with all that I have and am.
But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Luke 10:29 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me learn who my neighbors are.
Then Jesus answered and said: "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.' So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?" And he said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise." Luke 10:30-37 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me show mercy to those who are in need. Help me have the compassion of the Samaritan.
And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury On the nations that have not heard." Micah 5:15 (NKJV)
LORD, we have not been listening to you; have mercy on us.
"I removed his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from the baskets. You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Psalm 81:6-7 (NKJV)
Hear and answer when I call to you, LORD. Help me in the day of loneliness and trouble.
"But My people would not heed My voice, and Israel would have none of Me. So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels. Psalm 81:11-12 (NKJV)
Lord Jesus, help us heed your voice -- do not give us over to our own stubborn hearts.
I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. Psalm 116:1-2 (NKJV)
LORD, I love you. Dad, thank you for caring for me.
Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. Psalm 116:7 (NKJV)
LORD, thank you for your bounty and your rest.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me die to myself.
A word received: Place your hope in me. I Am able.