Devotion of the Day


Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
Psalm 71:18

The Psalmist prays that he may demonstrate God in his old age, both to his own generation and to all who are to come, even as he has declared God in his youth. It is a worthy ambition. The eyes of the Lord are looking for someone in whose behalf He may show Himself strong, and the Psalmist wants to demonstrate God’s strength, not his own. Paul lived to demonstrate Christ’s strength made perfect in his weakness.

We are seeing a demon-stration of the powers of darkness these days. We need a demonstration of God in human lives. Too many of us are showing what we can do. The Psalmist wanted to show what God could do. He wanted to finish in old age what he had begun in youth. Some declare God in early life, deny Him in later years. Paul wanted to finish his course with joy.

Pray God for finishing grace!

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