Today's Verse: Jeremiah 10:24

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Correct me, LORD, but only with justice — not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing.
— Jeremiah 10:24

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

I love a request that a good friend regularly makes of the Lord: "Humble me gently, Father." Transformation is hard work and requires even more patience on God's part than it does on our part. We thank God for his grace which lets us admit our sin and yet still come into his holy and awesome presence. Thankfully he doesn't treat us as we deserve, but as we need (cf. Psalm 103).

My Prayer...

Dear God, I sin. I don't like it that I do, but I still find myself succumbing to some of my long-standing weaknesses. Please correct me and put me on the path of righteousness. Even more than wanting to please you, I want to honor you, so please, gently and consistently rid my heart of duplicity, deceit, and spiritual weakness. Nurture me in holiness. Change me to be more like Christ the Lord. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Sunday, October 24, 2004

A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
A one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts.
"[Emphasizing what Jesus called him to do after his conversion, Paul continued his defense to the Jewish attackers who thought he took a Gentile into...."
A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"You called out to GOD in your desperate condition... He quieted the wind down to a whisper, put a muzzle on all the big waves. And you were so glad..."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a..."

Illustration

Illustration of Jeremiah 10:24 — Correct me, LORD, but only with justice — not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing.

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.