2 Kings 15:1-16:20
2 Corinthians 10:1-18
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13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. 15 The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; 16 the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. 17
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who
fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— 18 with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.
knows my frailty and weakness. He knows I'm made of dust—that I fail
and sin—and yet loves me. He has compassion on me as a good father
has compassion on his children. God's compassion and forgiveness are
given to all who have reverence for him, the humility to acknowledge
sin, a heart to follow him, and the desire to live a fruitful life that
Response and Action:
in God is more than a matter of words and beliefs; it is something to
be lived out. Though I fail and fall, God's love and compassion never
fail. Because my heart is turned toward God and my desire is to keep
his word and obey his precepts, God graciously comes to my aid. God's
grace is greater than my sin. God's steadfast love and transforming
power will help me to turn away from sin and push forward toward
righteousness. God knows I need his grace to become the child he has in
mind for me to be.
God, have mercy upon me, a sinner. In your compassion, forgive my
sin. Give me the strength and heart to live a life that honors you.
Grant me the wisdom and the will to guard my heart, feed my spirit,
stimulate my mind, and care for my body. Thank you for your
faithfulness to forgive and purify. By the power and guidance of your
Holy Spirit, help me delight in your will and walk in your ways to
the glory of your name. Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses: Hebrews 4:14-16
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into
heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our
weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as
we are—yet he did not sin. 16
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we
may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Learning to Pray Through the Psalms
by James Sire