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Light + Life Devotion for July 22

Posted by Greg Hartnett on

God's Forever Commitment

Greg Hartnett, Director of Evangelism and Young Adults

Today's Passage

Psalm 136

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
   His love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods.
   His love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
   His love endures forever.

4 to him who alone does great wonders,
   His love endures forever.
5 who by his understanding made the heavens,
   His love endures forever.
6 who spread out the earth upon the waters,
   His love endures forever.
7 who made the great lights—
   His love endures forever.
8 the sun to govern the day,
   His love endures forever.
9 the moon and stars to govern the night;
   His love endures forever.

10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
   His love endures forever.
11 and brought Israel out from among them
   His love endures forever.
12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
   His love endures forever.

13 to him who divided the Red Sea asunder
   His love endures forever.
14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,
   His love endures forever.
15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
   His love endures forever.

16 to him who led his people through the wilderness;
   His love endures forever.

17 to him who struck down great kings,
   His love endures forever.
18 and killed mighty kings—
   His love endures forever.
19 Sihon king of the Amorites
   His love endures forever.
20 and Og king of Bashan—
   His love endures forever.
21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
   His love endures forever.
22 an inheritance to his servant Israel.
   His love endures forever.

23 He remembered us in our low estate
   His love endures forever.
24 and freed us from our enemies.
   His love endures forever.
25 He gives food to every creature.
   His love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
   His love endures forever.

Questions for Reflection

1.  What stands out to you in today’s passage?

2.  Why does that particular word, phrase or image seem significant to you?

3.  What do you sense God is saying to you through His word today?

Write your response questions in your journal, on a piece of paper, or on a note in your phone. Spend some time praying to the Lord about what He has shared with you.

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