By Sylvia Stewart
Today's Scripture: Psalm 28:6–7
Central Thought: Courage comes from God when we ask Him for it.
Mary Tyler Moore in McCall said, 'You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.” Few of us live such a rarified life that we have no discouragements.
When rebuilding the temple, opposition to God's plans escalated (Ezra 3 & 4). The enemies of God:
David knew where to find his help. It was in joyous praise to the Lord. In spite of his enemies' opposition, he encouraged himself in the Lord.
Devotional Prayer: Thank you, Father, that You are my fortress of courage. Help me to fix my eyes on You and Your purpose for my life.
Today's Bible Reading: Ezra 3:1-4:24; I Corinthians 2:6-3:4; Psalm 28:1-9; Proverbs 20:24-25