There’s Only One Place to Find Help: Good Morning Devo for 10.11.2021

October 11 (JPG)

Good morning! Psalm 121 is my wife’s favorite psalm for a myriad of reasons–and since this is my wife’s favorite, I pay special attention to its message.

This psalm begins, “I lift my eyes to the hills; where does my help come from?” Those hills contained the high places where idolatry commenced. This worship of false gods and an embracing of worldviews untethered to God and His law was a betrayal of all the good things and the goodness of God from where their help should and must come. Why would they ever opt to find their help elsewhere?

Sadly, we find our help from people and ideas that affirm who we are rather than from the Person of Christ and His Word that transform us into what He would have us to be. Yet ask yourself: has your “self” or anything that this world offers ever brought you complete peace and joy?

Your ultimate help comes from Christ, who rescued you from your sin and brokenness through His work on the cross and His resurrection. Our culture tries but is not equipped to provide the help our heart, mind, and soul need. Only our Creator (both of the first creation and the second one) can provide that. It’s not enough to be born, but to be born again (John 3:3-7).

Have you been born again? Then you have that help from the Lord, maker of heaven, earth–and you!

14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:14-16

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