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The Journey - January 29, 2015

  • 2015 Jan 29

The Journey with Ron Moore

An Encouraging Moment | Psalm 41:1-9

Today’s Passage: Psalm 41:1-9
Key Verses: Psalm 41:1-2

For the director of music. A psalm of David.
Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble. The LORD protects and preserves them—they are counted among the blessed in the land—he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.

The Proverb says, “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord and he will repay him for his deed” (Proverbs 19:17). David echoes that truth in today’s passage.

David was poor in body and the Hallmark cards were not stacking up in his room. His enemies were looking forward to hearing the news that the disease had overtaken him. Even a close friend had written him off. However, someone stayed to care for the king when he was down. He reminded those who are compassionate to the weak that God sees and rewards.

Do you know someone who is ill? Today is the day to reach out to them. A personal visit. A phone call. A card of encouragement. Remember, God blesses “those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.”

Father, help us to reach out today to a person in need. Give us the words to say that will encourage a suffering soul. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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