Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds — his name is the Lord — and rejoice before him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
— Psalm 68:4-5
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
I can't help but think of what James, Jesus' brother said: "Pure religion, undefiled before God the Father is this: keep oneself undefiled and care for orphans and widows in their distress." Jesus showed clearly this was the Father's heart in his ministry. Now it is up to us to continue it!
Father, may my life, my compassion, and my ministry reflect your heart for those who need care and protection, and love. Give me eyes to see this need more clearly and a heart to respond more certainly so that your love may be demonstrated through me. In the precious name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Wednesday, June 17, 1998
About This Devotional
Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.
All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.