Message In A Bottle

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  1. Joe Riley

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    Today's devotional from The Upper Room, is titled Daily Walk With Christ, by José Laguna Lemus (Atlántico, Colombia). The Scripture reading is Psalm 4:1-9, from The Message Bible:

    Your Life Is at Stake

    Psalm 4 1-2 Listen, friends, to some fatherly advice;
    sit up and take notice so you’ll know how to live.
    I’m giving you good counsel;
    don’t let it go in one ear and out the other.

    3-9 When I was a boy at my father’s knee,
    the pride and joy of my mother,
    He would sit me down and drill me:
    “Take this to heart. Do what I tell you—live!
    Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding!
    Don’t forget one word! Don’t deviate an inch!
    Never walk away from Wisdom—she guards your life;
    love her—she keeps her eye on you.
    Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!
    Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!
    Throw your arms around her—believe me, you won’t regret it;
    never let her go—she’ll make your life glorious.
    She’ll garland your life with grace,
    she’ll festoon your days with beauty.”

    TODAY'S PRAYER
    Forgiving God, we count on your unfailing strength to help us overcome the stumbling blocks in our faith journey. Uphold us when we falter, and pick us up when we fall. Amen.
     
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    I think that's Proverbs 4
     
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    @Al Amoling Thanks Al, you are correct. (READ PROVERBS 4:1-9) I must of fell off the ladder, while cutting and pasting! Just take it with a grain of Psalms.;)
     
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    No problem....When I saw "wisdom" I thought that can't be Psalms because I could't remember reading about wisdom in Psalms.
     
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    The “wisdom Psalms” are: 1, 14, 25, 34, 37, 39, 49, 73, 78, 90, 91, 111, 112, 127, 128, 131, and 139.

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you on that Al.
     
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    Today's Upper Room Devotional is titled "A Snake, A Bible, And Me" written by Melissa Ferguson (Tennessee).
    The scripture is Lamintations 3:22-26, and is from The Message Bible:

    22 God's loyal love couldn't have run out, his merciful love couldn't have dried up.
    23 They're created new every morning. How great your faithfulness!
    24 I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over). He's all I've got left.
    25 God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks.
    26 It's a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God.

    Prayer: Dear God, thank you for meeting us today and every day. We need you more than the bread we eat and the air we breathe. Amen.
     
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    The Upper Room devotional for today, 08/02/19, is titled "An Hour Well Spent". written by Andrea Woronick (Connecticut, USA). The scripture is Isaiah 46:3-9, taken from The Message Bible.

    Isaiah 46:3-9
    3 "Listen to me, family of Jacob, everyone that's left of the family of Israel. I've been carrying you on my back from the day you were born,

    4 And I'll keep on carrying you when you're old. I'll be there, bearing you when you're old and gray. I've done it and will keep on doing it, carrying you on my back, saving you.

    5 "So to whom will you compare me, the Incomparable? Can you picture me without reducing me?

    6 People with a lot of money hire craftsmen to make them gods. The artisan delivers the god, and they kneel and worship it!

    7 They carry it around in holy parades, then take it home and put it on a shelf. And there it sits, day in and day out, a dependable god, always right where you put it. Say anything you want to it, it never talks back. Of course, it never does anything either!

    8 "Think about this. Wrap your minds around it. This is serious business, rebels. Take it to heart.

    9 Remember your history, your long and rich history. I am God, the only God you've had or ever will have - incomparable, irreplaceable -

    Today's Prayer
    O God, help us to remember to set apart time each day to spend with you in prayer. Amen.
     
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