Don’t Rub God That Way

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Psalm 116:5

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

O-bservation:

This is an indication of David’s relationship with the Lord Almighty. David loved the Lord. It was his desire to please the Lord in everything that he did. When he failed and sinned, he was quick to repent and knew that the harvest for what he had done was his fault. Here he said that the Lord is gracious and righteous and full of compassion.

A-pplication:

David was called a man after God’s own heart by the prophet Samuel. No wonder! Years ago, my wife’s father, who was my second father, used to say, “If the cat’s fur is going that way, rub it that way.” Of course, we’d all laugh because we’ve all seen a cat who had his fur rubbed the wrong way. The cat will hunch its back up in the air and get all bent out of shape. Some people rub folks the wrong way. Lots of folks rub God the wrong way. I know it’s just a way of speaking, but they live exactly the opposite of what God’s word calls for. David lived to praise the Lord. He lived to please Him, and serve Him, and honor Him, and obey Him. It was King David who said, “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey in my mouth” (Ps. 119:103). When a person loves God’s word like that, they want to please the Lord. However, if you know someone who is constantly denying the ways of our Lord, and if you get the chance, maybe you could say to them at an opportune moment, “Don’t Rub God That Way.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

This AM I’m not out to rub You or anyone else the wrong way. It’s my desire to serve and follow You with all of my heart. Help me to serve You better. Amen

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