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Daily Devotionals - Foundations For Our Future #1

Day 1  

"Foundations for Our Future"

by: The Rev. Dr. Jon Shuler

Today we begin a daily devotional written just for the parish of Christ the King-Grace. We do so because I believe it is critical for the future health and growth of our congregation, that we be firmly grounded in the Lord Jesus Christ and his word. If this is to be our common foundation it requires of us all that we revisit the central truths of our faith, to ensure that we are "walking in the truth," as the apostle John says in his third letter (v. 4)

Returning to the foundations is a common theme in the Holy Scriptures. The revealed Word of God always calls God's People to this task whenever things have gone wrong, or when they have become afraid, or when they are confused. One of these times overwhelmed David centuries ago, and he cried out to the Lord:

"if the foundation are destroyed what can the righteous do?" (Psalm 11:3).

Today let us read over that short Psalm and note what it tells us. I see four central things.

First, things do go wrong for God's People. Second, God is still in charge. Third, God will judge the righteous and the wicked. Fourth, those who remain faithful to him will "behold his face." (v.7)

Today, like David of old, "take refuge in the Lord." (v. 1) Trust in him and him alone. Pray over Psalm 11 and ask God to speak to your heart.