Psalm 71:17

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13 June, 2024



PSALM 71:17

Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvellous deeds.


‘Since my youth’, means hopefully we’ve learnt something, and we’re still around to pass it on. 

And I thank God that I’m still around because there are some things from my youth, that I am embarrassed about. There are some things I did as a teenager, that are outlawed now. There are some things that wiser people have now made into law, so the world is safer, and the ID 10 T syndrome (idiot) doesn’t appear as much as it used to. 

Being older gives me a chance to share what I’ve learnt, and much of what I’ve learnt has been from my mistakes.

That’s one thing God never does – make mistakes. Oh, he’s often accused of much of the hurt in the world, but he is crying as much as the victims. 

God doesn’t get it wrong like I do. And God would like me to tell that to others. As I’m older now and am at the stage in life in realizing what people think of me is none of my business, I’m free to declare Gods’ marvelous deeds – of love, and grace, and forgiveness, and a future with him. 

You are allowed to share that message too.          

PRAYER: Thank you, Father, for being with me throughout my life. Continue to watch over me, and my family, and all those around me. Thanks for giving me a second, and third, and numerous chances, when I muck up. Amen    

Today's devotion written by Mark Simpfendorfer, LifeWay Epping