Daily Devotionals

Devotional: December 3rd

Mine eyes are ever towards the Lord; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net. Psalms 25:15. Happy is the man that feareth always. Proverbs 28:14.

O how long can some enemies hide themselves with their nets before our eyes, and draw us in all on a sudden. It is unspeakable how cunning and powerful our enemies are, how they lay in wait every where, that in all places and at all times we are surrounded, as it were, with many cruel murderers of souls. Blessed is he that keeps clear from self-confidence, but rather fearing always, says within himself, as soon as he awakes in the morning, “Who knows what temptations I may meet with to-day?”; perhaps by the first step, when I rise, my feet may be entangled into dangerous snares and nets. And as self-confidence always will put true confidence in thee, O Lord, I never shall be ashamed. Romans 9:33. Grant, I beseech thee, that distrusting myself, I may fully put my trust in thee, watching evermore in all things, and looking cautiously in all places about me, where there is any fear of danger. Whatever I am about to do or to speak, let me first look upon, and converse with thee, that thus keeping always close to thee, I may be preserved against the power and craft of mine enemies, as in a strong hold; and confidently say, according to thy own pattern given: Psalms 16:8. " I have set the Lord before me, because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved."

God is my portion and my joy!
His counsels are my light;
He gives me sweet advice by day,
And gentle hints by night.

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