Bible Study & Devotional (Day 56)
Guiding Scripture: Psalm 41:1-13
Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
2 The Lord protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.
4 I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord;
heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
5 My enemies say of me in malice,
“When will he die and his name perish?”
6 When one of them comes to see me,
he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
then he goes out and spreads it around.
7 All my enemies whisper together against me;
they imagine the worst for me, saying,
8 “A vile disease has afflicted him;
he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
9 Even my close friend,
someone I trusted,
one who shared my bread,
has turned against me.
10 But may you have mercy on me, Lord;
raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me,
for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me
and set me in your presence forever.
13 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
🔴 Thank You, Jesus
Contributing Writer: Broderick Slaughter
God calls us to be personable to one another; our duty is to help others in need, and heaven is our reward. Now, of course, just assisting people may get us a seat on the ride to heaven, but it does not guarantee us getting through the Pearly gates. We as humans sometimes become too busy to listen to those in need. Our worldly goals, status, likes, and views consume us with nonessentials. We view items and things as God’s gift to us, not realizing that waking up, seeing loved ones, breathing, and opportunities to deliver the Word are the true gifts.
Our spiritual health is where we need to start to allow healing. That is where we can get rid of the hurt, struggle, sadness, and depression.
Something to ponder, the ones that have gained a lot tend to forget all the blessings that God has given them, but the ones with little are grateful for what they have. That isn’t to acquire more but to position yourself to be a blessing to more.
Amen Amen Amen
Broderick is a man of God, devoted father, and loving husband. He is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration and transitioning into entrepreneurship. Broderick enjoys art, photography and is a fitness enthusiast. He loves to motivate people to push past their struggles to reach the purpose God intended them to have. He often reminds others, “Never limit yourself, we are here for a purpose.”
This devotional was submitted by Broderick Slaughter, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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