The Morning Devotional: WCF 8.4 (Part One)

The Morning Devotional: WCF 8.4 (Part One)

The Morning Devotional for March 15, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 8.4 (Part One)

IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake,a which, that he might discharge, he was made under the law,b and did perfectly fulfill it;c endured most grievous torments immediately in his soul,d and most painful sufferings in his body;e was crucified, and died;fwas buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption.g On the third day he arose from the dead,h with the same body in which he suffered;i with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Father,j making intercession;kand shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world.l

a. Psa 40:7-8 with Heb 10:5-10John 10:18Phil 2:8. • b. Gal 4:4. • c. Mat 3:155:17. • d. Mat 26:37-3827:46Luke 22:44. • e. Matthew 26-27 throughout. • f. Phil 2:8. • g. Acts 2:23-242713:37Rom 6:9. • h. 1 Cor 15:3-4. • i. John 20:2527. • j. Mark 16:19. • k. Rom 8:34Heb 7:259:24. • l. Mat 13:40-42Acts 1:1110:42Rom 14:9-102 Pet 2:4Jude 1:6.

 

Daily Prayer for February 15, 2023 (Psalm 40)

Daily Prayer for February 15, 2023 (Psalm 40)

Prayer: our Father, we thank you for granting us access to your throne room where your glory dwells and where the angels proclaim you as the most holy God of heaven and earth. Through Christ, we are granted the privilege to commune with you, to praise, worship, and adore you in prayer. Yet, as we come, we sometimes come impatiently as we ask you for things we need and desire. Too often, we rush along, tossing our prayers out as morsels instead of praying and waiting on your good and perfect timing. Yet, we know that you hear us though our prayers are imperfect and often wrought with difficulties. We know that true prayer is an exercise of trust, and we know that you often make your children wait, so they learn to be patient and depend on you for every need. You often grant us your mercy and kindness in giving your servants the desires of the heart. We thank you, Father, for not treating us as our sins deserve and forgiving us through your Son. 

We are a needy people, indeed. We pray to you as the One who is ready and able to help us. Please do not turn aside from the cries of your people. Hear us when we plead with you and grant your favor to us. Please cause your face to shine on us and renew in us the joy of your salvation. May we, with one voice and heart, proclaim your greatness as you guide and deliver your people from all that troubles them in this life. We are creatures of dust, but you are mighty, working all things according to the purpose of your most righteous will. We thank you and pray all these things through Christ our Lord.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 40