Christian Devotional – December 16, 2020

Blessed is the Word, ר

Save me! How many times have we cried to God for deliverance? Read Psalm 119:153-160.

Look on my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law. Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise. Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees. Your compassion, Lord , is great; preserve my life according to your laws. Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes. I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word. See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, Lord , in accordance with your love. All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
Psalms 119:153‭-‬160 NIV

Preserve my life. We all want God to save us, but the psalmist adds an interesting phrase to the end. He says, preserve my life according to your laws. Do we really only want God to save us according to His laws? Have we been faithful to the laws of God? Isn’t it wonderful that God has mercy in us and saves us even when we don’t deserve!