Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 11, 2018

“For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.”

Today’s devotion comes from Mark 8:11-21.

“The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him.  Sighing deeply in His spirit, He *said, “Why does this generation seek for a sign?  Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.”  Leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other side.

And they had forgotten to take bread, and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them.  And He was giving orders to them, saying, “Watch out!  Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”  They began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread.  And Jesus, aware of this, *said to them, “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread?  Do you not yet see or understand?  Do you have a hardened heart?  HAVING EYES, DO YOU NOT SEE?  AND HAVING EARS, DO YOU NOT HEAR?  And do you not remember, when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?”  They *said to Him, “Twelve.”  “When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?”  And they *said to Him, “Seven.”  And He was saying to them, “Do you not yet understand?”  Mark 8:11-21.


We do not need a sign;  we need You, Heavenly Father, as our Guide.

We do not need an arrow in the skies to point our way;  we need Your Word.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.”  Psalm 119:105.

“For such is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will guide us until death.”  Psalm 48:14.

“23 Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You have taken hold of my right hand.
24 With Your counsel You will guide me,
And afterward receive me to glory.”  Psalm 73:23-24.

“52 But He led forth His own people like sheep
And guided them in the wilderness like a flock;
53 He led them safely, so that they did not fear;
But the sea engulfed their enemies.

54 So He brought them to His holy land,
To this hill country which His right hand had gained.”  Psalm 78:52-54.

“Then they were glad because they were quiet,
So He guided them to their desired haven.”  Psalm 107:30.

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth;  for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak;  and He will disclose to you what is to come.”  John 16:13.


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