Copy
Daily Devotional by Rev. Dr. Kandace Brooks
View this email in your browser
Morning by Morning Daily Devotional Monday, February 4, 2019

Psalm 19

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
    and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
    their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
    and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
    and its circuit to the end of them;
    and nothing is hid from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
    enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true
    and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
    and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can detect their errors?
    Clear me from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent;

   do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
    and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable to you,
    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 19
This psalm celebrates the glory of God in creation and in the laws of God.  How might you celebrate creation today?  I am deeply grateful for our creation care ministry that encourages us all to be good and faithful stewards of the gift of the earth that we have been given.  Creation, like everything under God's care, operates under a set of laws or expectations - and when those laws are broken (as in the human world as well) the result is often disastrous.  How might we return to the laws of stewarding our earth well as an act of gratitude and worship to God?

Watchword for the week:
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. 1 Corinthians 13:12
 

Charge Conference, Sunday, February 10 at 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  All present members will be asked to vote on a proposal to sell the Ferguson property.  The ballot taken will be written.

Copyright © 2019 Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list