Devotional: My hope comes from the Lord

Dearest Sister Soldiers,

Hello, I hope your Tuesday has been pleasant and productive.

DEVOTIONAL

Psalm 121: 1-2

(A Song of Degrees.) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help [cometh] from the Lord, which made Heaven and Earth.

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John 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

This woman possibly thought she had reached her end. I’ve heard discussions back and forth about what happened to the man she was involved with in all of this; apparently an irrelevant pause. Possibly the Scriptures do not bring mention, as that would distract from other matters the Lord demonstrates in this situation. The only hope or way of escape was through her Advocate, Jesus Christ.

Take into consideration what the accusers (physically) saw standing before them, oneman defending her. The Word says in Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. What restrained that crowd from stoning them both to death? Certainly the two of them, from human perspective, were heavily outnumbered.

Jesus had not been formally trained in the power of persuasion, yet He asserted authority and unarmed the enemy with His Words!

The very same Jesus raised from the grave, lifts up your chin when you’re discouraged. Can’t you just feel Him giving you a hug and kiss on the top of the head, assuring you that it everything will be okay?

PRAYER

Heavenly Father

We come before You today

Thankful that we have an Advocate

We know there is one who goes before You

Accusing us

What a comfort it is to know that You, Almighty King

Defend us

Thank You for the blood that was shed

We praise You for showing grace and mercy to the undeserving

In the Name of the Living Word, Jesus Christ our Savior

AMEN

(2) Songs

 “My Hope Is In You”

 “Praise You In This Storm”

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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