June 6, 2019 Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - DEALING WITH ATTACKS


June 6, 2019 Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - DEALING WITH ATTACKS



THE DAILY FOUNTAIN
DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019 

TOPIC - DEALING WITH ATTACKS

READ: PSALMS 5: 1-12 (NKJV)

1. Give ear to my words, O Lord , Consider my meditation.
2. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray.
3. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord ; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.
4. For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You.
5. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity.
6. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
7. But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.
8. Lead me, O Lord , in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.
9. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue.
10. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, For they have rebelled against You.
11. But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.
12. For You, O Lord , will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

THE MESSAGE:

This Psalm is a morning prayer just as Psalm 4 is an evening prayer (Psalm 4:8). The psalm progresses in five divisions (1) a call of God to hear (2) an affirmation of hatred for evil (3) a call for help (4) prayer for destruction of the wicked and (5) prayer for protection of the righteous. David acknowledges God as the Source of his strength (verses 1, 10-12). He is quick to point out things that God opposes in verse 4: the boastful, workers of iniquity and those who speak falsehood. After praying for himself (verses 7, 8 and for the wicked (verses 9, 10), David prayed for the righteous (vs.11, 12).
From the passage, we learn the importance of starting the day with God in prayers, the same way Jesus did (Mark 1:35). We should also cultivate the habit of drawing closer to God in praise and prayer even in times of trouble.

PRAYER: Pray for Christians and Church leaders who are under various attacks.
June 6, 2019 Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - DEALING WITH ATTACKS June 6, 2019 Anglican Church Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - DEALING WITH ATTACKS Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on June 06, 2019 Rating: 5

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