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Devotional - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 144/221

Today's Scripture: "You shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy." Ex 26:34

5800. Mercy is knowing you can and should but won't. JG


See it.

Meet me

Live it.

Without the mercy seat where God invited interaction with man, the ark of the covenant would have been a mobile museum. Inside were the stone tablets given Moses, a pot of manna and Aaron's rod, all reminders of Israel's deliverance and God's expectation. The seat was gold but so often covered in the blood of sacrificial lambs, it was most likely stained. That pointed to the Lamb of God whose blood would be permanently shed at Calvary for atone for man's sinfulness. Great picture, but what does it mean to you?

Last night I spoke using the 119th Psalm as an example of acrostic prayer. Each segment of the longest chapter in the Bible begins with the ascending letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Why the writers did it can only be explained in the context of prayer and the word of God. So using a white board, I wrote the first letter of the name of each man in the order they sat. Then I using the letters as a basis to pray for each man. I imagine few recognized the significance of what I did, but it simply developed over time as another "kind" of prayer (Eph 6:18). I'm sure you have your own unique way of spending time with Him.

Pray it.

Knowing that You, Almighty God, want to be with me for any reason blows my mind.


Keywords: Mercy; Prayer; Private

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