2010-03-10 - Daily Supplies
Psalm 5:3, In the morning, O Lord, Thou wilt hear my voice; in the morning, I will order my prayer to Thee and eagerly watch.
In Lamentations 3:22,23 we read that the lovingkindnesses of the Lord never cease, and His compassions never fail. They are new every morning, and Gods faithfulness is great. It is a precious promise to us that Gods mercies are new each day. I would like to consider that today.
Each day often brings a lot of things to each of us - trials, anxieties, needs, and hopes - just to name a few. Every morning brings new mercy. Each morning brings another day. It is another day in which we can serve the Lord. It doesnt matter what yesterday was like, in some respects. Each morning is like a fresh start. There is a new reason to praise God every morning, and certainly this truth is anchored greatly in the fact that we dont deserve new mornings. We dont have any right to another day, hour, or moment, but we are given them by our gracious Lord day after day, hour after hour, moment after moment. We are sinners. We are rebels against the Living God. It is true that if Christ is all our hopem and we trust in His Atonement for our sin, that we are reconciled to the Living God, but then how much greater is the pain of our rebellion when we do sin and we sin all too often. Who of us can measure up to the standard of living before the face of God, in holiness, in our thoughts, words, and deeds? It is a great mercy for us to have another day, and it is so every day.
We have another day in which we can walk with God. This is why I chose the above verse to start with. Do we start our days with the Lord? In the morning, do our thoughts, our voices, our prayers ascend God-ward? Every day is another day that we make advance on our pilgrimage towards heaven. Every day brings fresh supplies for that day from God. Every day brings us new temptations. Sometimes we hardly know how to handle them. Sometimes we cannot but be astounded by what the day brings. How blessed then are those fresh supplies each morning to the child of God. How precious are those waking moments that we have to commune with God before the temptations of the world assail us. As we begin each morning we do not know what the day will bring, but we know that there is fresh grace from above to handle the unknown temptations that will afflict us.
As long as days continue for us, so also will fresh supplies of the lovingkindness of the Lord also continue. Gods compassions are constant and are renewed each morning. They come to us in our need and they are sufficient to meet our needs. There is daily strength given us each day to meet each daily duty.
Soli Deo Gloria,