Today's Verse: Psalm 97:12

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name.
— Psalm 97:12
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Joy! Rejoicing! Excited praise. Joyous songs. When we think about the glory of God and the grace that he has shared with us in Jesus to make us righteous, how can we not rejoice? God is gloriously holy and majestic. He is wondrously eternal and just. We, on the other hand, are flawed, mortal, limited, and sinful. Yet in his rich mercy, he has made us righteous by the sacrifice of Jesus so that we could share an eternal home with him. As Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:21:
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Once we understand this grace, our response must be glorious praise!

My Prayer...

Holy and righteous Father, I praise your name and give thanks for your grace. You are indeed more marvelous than my mind can comprehend and more generous than I can understand. So, I offer you my praise, hoping that my life reflects my deep appreciation for all you are and have done for me. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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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.