Morning devotion: Read Psalm 119

Psalms 119:136  ¶Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

We can see David mourning over sin. He mourns over those who fail to keep God’s word. Failing to do so is in fact sin.

The word of God tells us that those who mourn over such things are blessed. Matthew 5:4  Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Romans 9:2  That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. 3  For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

Revelation 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

The word of God reveals the will of God. What is the will of God?

We know the will of God is that all would be saved.

Jesus said: John 6:40  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

2 Peter 3:9  ¶The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

We know that God’s will is that we as Christians be different from the sinful world.

Romans 12:1  ¶I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We know it is God’s will that we pray.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

We know that those who do the will of God abides forever.

1 John 2:17  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

The first step is salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, no other way.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook