Day 5: November 18, 2021
Read: Let them praise your great and awesome name! Holy is he! – Psalm 99:3
Respond: I praise your great and awesome name, Lord. You are holy. All of your works are right, and all your ways are just. Those who walk in pride You humble, and vengeance is Yours, Sovereign Savior. You are the Rock to which I continually turn. In times of suffering and injustice or in times of peace and plenty, Your ways are the best ways. I praise You that Your fairness is intertwined with everything You do and that when the time is right You will end all sin and injustice, all corruption, and all immorality.
You will right every wrong and reward those who have served and suffered for your sake.
Read: For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. – 1 Thessalonians 4:16
Respond: One day you will descend from heaven and carry Your people to heaven with You. I praise You for the loving-kindness which brought Your Son, Jesus, to this earth as a sacrifice for my sins. Thank You for making a way for me to approach You, Father, and for providing a place for me to live with You in eternity. I thank You that Jesus will return from heaven with a shout of triumph, and the dead in Christ will be raised imperishable. What a glorious sight and sound this will be, what inexplicable joy will unfold at His appearing. I praise You Righteous Father and Redeeming Savior. It is my joy to follow You and surrender my all to You.
Read: Therefore, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is consuming fire. – Hebrews 12:28-29
Respond: To the One who carries the world on His shoulders, who speaks justice and love, who rules and reigns, Jesus, You are to be praised. Thank You that You and Your kingdom cannot be shaken. Thank You that Your kingdom is from everlasting to everlasting. You will never be voted out; no coup will ever dethrone You. You are to be praised for Your glory and majesty and power. For all eternity, You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. To You be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen!
Today remember that God is carrying your load. Praise and thank Him when you are struggling in the midst of your day. Call on Him for help.
Further Scripture Reading Today: Deuteronomy 32:4, Isaiah 2:10-12, Isaiah 9:6-7, Daniel 4:34
Prayer Focus: Father, may we love righteousness and hate wickedness.
Devotions inspired by Ruth Myers, 31 Days of Praise; Meyers, Ruth. 31 Days of Praise. Sister, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. 1997
© Warren Baptist Church, 2020. Dr. David H. McKinley, Pastor-teacher. warrenbaptist.org. Jacqueline C. Heider, Writer. Used with permission.