Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Friday, August 7, 2020


Text: “In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. – Psalm 62:7, 8.

Comment:  David the Psalmist stresses the fact that God Almighty is the hope of His people and that they should cast their burdens on Him at all times through prayer. He will not fail them or forsake them. This however requires faith, humility, patience, understanding and so on. We should pray for strength to withstand temptations. St. Peter exhorted, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:6,7) Such faith was exercised by Jacob and his second wife, Rachel who prayed to God for her to conceive (Genesis 25:21) “And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach.” – Genesis 30:22, 23.

Hannah prayed fervently for a son and followed it up with a vow and “she went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad”. This is evidence of faith. “All things are possible to him that believeth”, as stated Jesus Christ. – Mark 9:23; Psalm 37:3-5.

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