Heavenly Father, what a lesson to learn that nothing should be allowed to compete with Christ's exalted position in my life and no-one should ever be elevated above our loving Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You for the many lessons we can learn from the history of Israel - the things to avoid; the way to behave; the need to trust Your word; the importance to hold fast to the truth; and the blessing to be guided by Your Spirit. I pray that, day by day, I may call to remembrance Christ's saving work on the cross and within my heart. I do not deserve Your grace, nor do I deserve to have my sin-debt freely paid for me. Heavenly Father, Your love has no boundaries and I am eternally grateful for Your gracious mercy and loving-kindness, which is new every morning - thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of truth and for the many examples of your goodness, grace and faithfulness to Your people - both the nation of Israel and the Body of Christ. Thank You that You are fulfilling the word You spoke to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David and that Your promises will never fail - for You are the same yesterday, today and forever. We thank You that Jesus is coming back to sit on the throne of David as Scripture reveals. In the meantime, help me to live and work to Your praise and glory - through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.