February 23, 2022

Fixed on God's Commandments

Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. 

Psalm 119:6
My soul! Remember thy heavenly dignity and do not be disturbed by corruptible, worthless things. Honor also in other people their heavenly dignity, and do not dare offend or hate them for any perishable cause. Love with all thy might that which is spiritual and heavenly, and despise that which is material, earthly. Remember the words of thy Savior: Give us this day our daily bread—only this day's. The highest Christian wisdom lies concealed in these words. Remember also that the Lord himself showed during his life an example of carelessness in regard to means of subsistence, and was contented with voluntary offerings only: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
 John of Kronstadt (1897)

My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work.
 John 4:34
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
O Creator of all, make me the human channel, so far as in me lies, through which your divine love and pity may reach the hearts and lives of a few of those who are nearest to me. 
 John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.
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