Daily Bible Verse:              Psalm 62:8

‘Trust in Him at all times… for God is our Refuge.’

- We have Someone to Whom we can go when we face difficulty.
- We have the Lord, Who is our Refuge and our place of safety.
- Therefore we can trust in and rely on Him at ALL times.
- Right now, He offers you the security and refuge that you need!

Prayer: Lord, I choose to find my safety and security in You and in You alone. I make a quality decision to trust in You completely, knowing that You are my Refuge, and You will take care of me. Amen.


Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 62:8
‘Trust in Him at all times… for God is our Refuge.’


Daily Bible Verse: Genesis 22:11
At that moment the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven, ‘Abraham! Abraham!’ ‘Yes,’ Abraham replied. ‘Here I am!’

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CALLING ON GOD IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT THING TO DO

December 7, 2020

GOD DEALS WITH THE PROUD
It is very clear from scripture that God deals with the proud. 
1 Peter 5:5 For God sets Himself against the proud (and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them)
Note these things: 

1. God sets Himself against the proud. 
2. God opposes the proud. 
3. God frustrates the proud. 
4. God defeats the proud. 
5. God resists the proud. 

1 Peter 5:5-6 But God gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you. 
Note these things: 


1. God gives grace to the humble. 
2. God gives favor to the humble. 
3. God gives blessing to the humble. 
4. God exalts the humble. 

1 Peter 5:5 God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. NKJV
We are advised to humble ourselves. 
1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you. 
Matthew 23:12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. (Jesus speaking) 
It is better for you and I to deal with pride than for God to deal with it! 

CALLING ON GOD IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT THING TO DO
When we turn to God and call on Him it shows our dependence on God. When we turn to God and call on Him, we are in effect humbling ourselves. For each of us, we need to get to the place of ‘desperate dependence’ on God. I recently met with a friend of mine. He has been a successful businessman for many years. He told me how he used to wait on God in all the decisions he had to make in his business. He had written down the things that God told him to do in a book. Now, things are not going so well and when he went to check this book, he realized that he had not written in it for 5 years. He had moved from ‘dependency on God’ to ‘self dependency’ and this had brought him close to destruction. When pride comes in we think we no longer need God and we think we can do it in our own strength and ability. But we can always return to a place of dependency by humbling ourselves and calling on God. Calling on God is always the right thing to do. The Apostle had also called on the Lord.
2 Corinthians 12:8 ‘Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me.’ 

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