Our Divine Connection - Preserved by the Lord - Saturday, May 19th

Our Divine Connection - Preserved by the Lord - Saturday, May 19th

(This week’s Devotionals run Monday through Saturday)

Guard my soul and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You. Psalm 25:20-21

Today's thoughts from today's verses:

Psalm 25 (which we have been looking at all week) was written by David, king of Israel in Old Testament times. He was preceded by King Saul, the first king of Israel, who was anointed with the Holy Spirit to help him serve well as Israel’s king. Because of great disobedience the Holy Spirit was removed from him and given to David. The anointing of the Holy Spirit was a unique thing to king Saul and king David. David did not want to end up like king Saul and have the Holy Spirit removed from him. After a time of great moral failure king David said to God (as recorded in Psalm 51), “create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.”

Today’s Scripture is a prayer of David asking God to preserve him as the Holy Spirit anointed king of Israel. King Saul and king David being anointed by the Holy Spirit is similar to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that is ours as Christians under the New Covenant. The Holy Spirit was removed from Saul, but this will not happen to us as Christians. Ephesians 1:13 says, “having also believed (in Christ for salvation), you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.” The Holy Spirit could have been removed from David, but God answered his prayers (like in Psalm 51 and here) and preserved him as the Holy Spirit anointed king of Israel.

While we cannot lose the Holy Spirit, we still need to pray that God will preserve us to the end so that his purposes are fulfilled in us. The same Holy Spirit who anointed king David and accomplished amazing things through him is the same Holy Spirit who can accomplish amazing things through us. The same Holy Spirit that transformed, led (Acts 13), and empowered those early disciples in the book of Acts so that they impacted their world in amazing ways, is the same Holy Spirit who is at work transforming, leading, and empowering us to impact our world in similarly amazing ways.

Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:

Lord, “Guard my soul and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You.” Here I am. Take me and do amazing things with my life through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Grant that all the way to the very end (preserved), I “live fully” for you, for the sake of the Gospel, and for the advancement of your kingdom. Amen!

12 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
Hi there everyone, it's my first pay a visit at this web page, and piece of writing is truly fruitful designed for me, keep up posting these posts.

Sun, October 7, 2018 @ 1:07 AM

2. wrote:
It's remarkable to pay a quick visit this website and reading the
views of all colleagues about this article, while I am also keen of getting know-how.

Tue, October 23, 2018 @ 9:40 AM

3. wrote:
I believe everything said made a ton of
sense. But, think about this, what if you composed a catchier post title?

I ain't saying your content isn't good.,
however what if you added a title that makes people want more?
I mean Our Divine Connection - Preserved by the Lord - Saturday, May 19th | Cape Cod Church is a little vanilla.
You should glance at Yahoo's front page and watch how they write news headlines to grab people to open the links.
You might try adding a video or a related picture or two to grab readers
interested about everything've written. In my opinion, it might make
your website a little bit more interesting.

Mon, October 29, 2018 @ 7:18 AM

4. wrote:
It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it's time to be happy.
I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you
few interesting things or tips. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article.
I desire to read more things about it!

Sat, November 3, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

5. wrote:
I would like to thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this blog.
I really hope to check out the same high-grade content
by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own site now ;)

Mon, November 12, 2018 @ 3:34 AM

6. wrote:
This post is really a nice one it assists new internet viewers, who are wishing for blogging.

Mon, November 12, 2018 @ 10:09 PM

7. wrote:
You can definitely see your skills within the work you write.
The world hopes for more passionate writers like
you who are not afraid to mention how they believe.

At all times follow your heart.

Tue, November 13, 2018 @ 5:20 PM

8. wrote:
Every weekend i used to go to see this site,
for the reason that i wish for enjoyment, as this this website conations really good funny stuff too.

Sat, April 6, 2019 @ 3:45 PM

9. wrote:
Hi, everything is going nicely here and ofcourse every
one is sharing data, that's genuinely good, keep up writing.

Wed, April 10, 2019 @ 1:52 PM

10. wrote:
I don't know whether it's just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing problems with
your blog. It seems like some of the written text within your posts are running
off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let
me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a issue with my internet browser because I've had this happen before.
Many thanks

Sun, April 21, 2019 @ 4:20 AM

11. wrote:
This design is steller! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained.
Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to
start my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!) Wonderful job.
I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented
it. Too cool!

Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 12:50 AM

12. wrote:
Hello, I enjoy reading through your post. I wanted to write
a little comment to support you.

Sat, November 16, 2019 @ 11:22 AM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.