Day 13 Sacred Season
DAY 13: 21st June Humility in Fire Part Two Psalm 18: 25-28
Sitiveni Faupula. ACC Tonga
You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty. You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light (Ps 18:27-28 NIV)
Basis of Union Paragraph 1: To this end they declare their readiness to go forward together in sole loyalty to Christ the living Head of the Church; they remain open to constant reform under his Word; and they seek a wider unity in the power of the Holy Spirit. In this union these Churches commit their members to acknowledge one another in love and joy as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, to hear anew the commission of the Risen Lord to make disciples of all nations, and daily to seek to obey his will.
In the context of Godâs covenant with Israel, David can confidently declare that he is faithful and blameless before God. To such a person God promised they would enjoy his faithfulness and blamelessness. (v.25)
David is here claiming that promise and shows that it applies to all people. Even though he is a king, he includes himself among the humble and the poor who surrender their life into Godâs hands. The beauty of Godâs promise to David, the humble and the poor is that God will continue to show his faithfulness and blamelessness, in that it is the Lord who will keep the lamp burning and turn peopleâs darkness into light. Perhaps the Psalm was pointing to the true light of the world who gives eternal life to all who has faith in him.
Gracious and loving Father, through your Son we draw near with praise and thanksgiving. Praise be your name who saves the humble and continue to uphold the poor. Praise be your name for keeping the promise of your salvation. In your promise to be faithful and blameless toward us, may we also live faithful and blameless lives. Amen
Pray for: a) Unitingworld partner – Methodist Church of Samoa
B) Multicultural and cross-cultural ministry