Devotional Nuggets

Devotional Nugget #1: He restoreth my soul ๐Ÿฆ‹

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 19:7

Many things can be restored (an old car, money, destroyed photographs, broken bones, etc.) except time. However, did you know that God can restore your lost years?

In 2 Chronicles 6:12-42, during the Dedication of the new temple, King Solomon prayed to God asking Him to forgive the people of Israel and to restore them when they sin. God answers Solomon’s moving prayer in the following chapter offering a four-step process for His people when they sin:

ย If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

God’s guide to spiritual restoration is simple: We must first humble ourselves before Him recognizing that we’re NOTHING compared to His Sovereignty. We must then pray for His will in our lives for He has a special purpose for each of us when it comes to completing His work. Thirdly, we seek His face by walking and communing with Him continually. In the final step, God wants us to renew our mind by turning away from wickedness and putting our focus entirely on Him.

Let the restoring and healing begin!

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Today’s Reflection

Father, we thank You for loving us despite our flaws and we thank You for blessing us with Your sweet mercies even when we don’t deserve it. We pray that You restore ourย soulsย as we redirect our focus on growing closer to You.ย 

Devotion ๐Ÿ’™

The Law of the Lord is perfect

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The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.
The statues of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.

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They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is a great reward.

Psalm 19:7-11

This ancient poem was written by King David, a man after God’s heart. Here, David reflects on why the law is perfect and what it does for our soul if we obediently keep the law.ย 

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Bible Activity/Discussion

Random Bible Trivia!

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Longest verse in the Bible:ย Esther 8:9

Verses most alike: Psalm 107:8;ย 15;ย 21;ย 31

Paul wrote 14 books.

The oldest book in the New Testament: James (written around 45AD)

How many sisters had Jesus?: His sisters were not named in the Bible, but He had several.

Two people in the Bible never died:

^ Enoch, who walked with God and was no more.

^ Elijah, who was caught up by a whirlwind into heaven.