Monday, October 15, 2018

Daily Devotion: He Heard Me

Bible Reading: Psalm 118:1-18

Key Verse: Verse 5 - "I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place."

Key Words: I called upon the Lord

Psalm 118 was Martin Luther’s favorite psalm. Luther wrote, “This psalm has been of special service to me. It has helped me out of many great troubles when neither emperor, king, wise man, nor saint could help.”

This psalm is believed to have been written by Hezekiah; but nonetheless, it’s a psalm of deliverance.

An ancient legend tells of a monarch who hired some people to make tapestries and garments for him. Among the workers was a young child who was selected because he was especially skilled at weaving. The king gave the silk and the patterns to employees with the strict instructions to seek his aid immediately if any difficulties arose.

The boy, left to work by himself, made quiet and steady progress while the others were distressed by their many failures. One day they gathered around the youngster and inquired, “Why are you so happy and successful while we are always having trouble? Either our silk becomes tangled or our weaving varies from the pattern.” “Don’t you remember the words of the king when he told us to send for him whenever it was necessary?” asked the lad. “We finally did ask for his assistance,” replied the others, “but by then things were so snarled that now it will take days to unravel our mistakes.” “Didn’t you notice how often I called for him?” he inquired. “Yes, but he’s very busy, and we thought you were wrong in disturbing him so frequently.” “Well,” replied the little weaver, “I just took him at his word, and he was always happy to help me!”

If you’ll call upon Him, He will hear and help you as well.

What to do:
✞ Call upon the Lord. He wants to help.

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