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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

Each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands. We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders. Dwelling on the goodness of God and reminding ourselves of his faithfulness and promises are building blocks of trust. When we trust God we align ourselves with his commands so much more naturally. If we keep him away from the forefront of our minds our confidence will crumble, and fear will take hold of us. There are real consequences to forgetting who God is. When his goodness and mercy are not fresh in our minds we become to callous toward God. We feel hesitant to trust his goodness and that leads to an ungrateful heart in us. As soon as we start to forget God we begin to fear, it happens to people, to societies, even to believers. That why Jesus poured out his Holy Spirit in our hearts so that we would have a living hope. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits!

Meditate Ps. 116:12



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