April 20, 2019 CAC Living Water Daily Devotional : TOPIC - DEEP FAITH

April 20, 2019 CAC Living Water Daily Devotional : TOPIC - DEEP FAITH

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THE LIVING WATER
DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE

Saturday, April 20, 2019

TOPIC - DEEP FAITH

Read: Psalm 59:1-17

MEMORISE: And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise_ (Hebrews 11:39).


EXPOSITION
We are told, as a preface to Psalm 59, that this is “miktam” of David when Saul sent men to his house in order to kill him. We are not quite sure what “miktan” means, but all the six Psalms with this word have certain characteristics. They, as Charles Spurgeon puts it, start with “prayer, imply trouble, but abound in holy confidence and close with songs of assurance as to ultimate safety and joy”. Hence, we read in Psalm 59 that David sang praises to the Lord in assurance of His steadfast love, even in the midst of the possible loss of life. What a man of deep faith in God!

Would I sing praises to God in the midst of the possible loss of life? Would I sing praises to God, if the lives of my family members are threatened? Are you sure you will? Isn’t it that you are saying you would definitely be praying for protection and for His will to be done? But, sing praises to God? That might be out of the way. That is the depth of faith which David had, and for which he and the other heroes of faith in Hebrew 11 were commended. Even if these persons were not able to receive what was promised as in the ministry and work of our Lord Jesus Christ *(Heb. 11:39),* God commended them for their extraordinary faith.

Through David and many other heroes of faith, we see that they have a kind of faith which does not call out often to God for a more comfortable standard of living, or cry at the tiniest worry; but faith that speaks much not their deep love for God even in the midst of very challenging circumstances. This is something which our generation can learn from. May the Lord help us, people who are supposedly in a better covenant, to grow in our understanding of what faith in Christ is really about.

PRAYER POINTS
 1. O Lord our God, help my wandering soul to rest in You.
2. Lord, help me to grow in faith like the men of old did, who were able to sing praises to You, even in the most trying of circumstances.
3. Lord, help us to restore the living faith of our patriarchs in our churches, in Jesus’ name.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Judges 16:27 – 19:15; Luke 13:25 – 14:11

Author: CAC WORLDWIDE
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April 20, 2019 CAC Living Water Daily Devotional : TOPIC - DEEP FAITH April 20, 2019 CAC Living Water Daily Devotional : TOPIC - DEEP FAITH Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on April 20, 2019 Rating: 5

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