OCTOBER 22: TODAY'S WORD

TODAY'S WORD

John 19 and Psalm 19
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Faithful Father,
My soul magnifies You and my spirit rejoices in You.
Your faithfulness is the remedy to my faithlessness, forgetfulness, and fickleness.
Train my eyes to look upward and my feet to move forward.
Grant me counsel, comfort, and honest camaraderie.
Reserve me for beautiful places pledged me by your longstanding and everlasting kindness and covenant.
Carry me in Your grace and convey me to a place where I learn and develop more of Your holy likeness.
Cradle me in compassion and rock me in the unceasing and unrelenting arms of Your great wisdom and sovereignty.
Teach me to progress where religion works to oppress and lead me in the ways everlasting.
Amen.
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Today's Reading:
John 19 ---> Psalm 19 ---> John 19
"Then saith Pilate unto Him, 'Speakest Thou not unto me? Knowest Thou not that  I have power to crucify Thee, and have power to release Thee?' Jesus answered, 'Thou couldest have no power at all against Me, except it were given thee from above; therefore he that hath delivered Me unto thee hath the greater sin."
John 19:10-11
"The fear of the Lord is clean enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."
Psalm 19:9
"Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, 'Write not, The King of the Jews; but that He said, I am King of the Jews.' Pilate answered, 'What I have written I have written."
John 19:21-22
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Additonal Threads:
John 19:10-11 ---> Isaiah 51:12-13
Psalm 19:9 ---> Psalm 12:6
John 19:21-22 ---> Revelation 11:15
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What truths do you see?
Record three.
A thread of my own ...
1) There will never be a time or place where man moves apart from the will of God.
God has sanctioned, stationed, and positioned all men for the purpose of His power and glory and all men will give account and bow the knee one day to Him,
no evil, no plan, and no man withstanding.
God is sovereignly and gloriously in charge.
2) Man is predisposed to "fear."
Not until we "fear the Lord" adaquately do we lose our fear of man and move triumphantly.
The Saints who wield the greatest power on earth have only a fear of God at work in their midst, and hence, such power.
"The fear of the Lord is clean enduring forever."
3) Pilate's words were condusive, without his knowledge, to the fulfillment of God's preordained promises, and his words present a testimony to the veracity and absolute accuracy and authority of God's will and His word.
Indeed, Christ is King, forever and ever.
Man will always be subject to the will and word of God.
What a great and glorious wonder;
Give praise to Him.
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"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer."
Psalm 19:14