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A Daily Devotion for Weds, May 29

Psalm 118:5

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;

He brought me into a spacious place.

Psalm 119:45

I will walk about in freedom,

for I have sought out your precepts.

These two verses seem to convey two different sentiments, although they are related. The first speaks to me with the choice of the words “spacious place.” We need not be closed in and trapped by fear or anxiety when we can call on God. The second verse is part of a description of the freedom that comes from following God and his law. We don’t focus much on “laws” in our Christian faith, but God’s commandments are clear to us, and form the backbone of our moral beings. When we know where we are going, we are free to look around and enjoy our journey.

Holy Lord, you are here, now, and always. You have given me the gift of freedom, knowing you always are with me, and are providing a path. I need not be trapped by fear or anxiety. Help me to seek you and call on you, as you have encouraged me to do. Amen

Becky, transforming

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As a parent and former teacher I understand that rules (commandments) offer us freedom. With them we know how to behave, learn, and understand. Not obeying God’s commandments leads to sin, worry, guilt, and a less than peaceful life.

Prayer: Gracious God help people understand that your commandments are not to fence people in but to set them free. Amen



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In my anguish I called to the Lord; and he answered by setting me free.

Psalm 119:45

And I shall walk about in freedom for I have sought out your precepts.

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