Friday, November 2, 2018

Devotional for Friday, November 2, 2018
“…and Nothing Shall Make Them Stumble”
by Dona Hake
Psalm 119:165 (HCSB) “Abundant peace belongs to those who love Your instruction; nothing makes them stumble.”

When you purchase something brand new, it is a very wise idea to pull out the instructions, and follow them closely so your product works as you wished for it to. The person that tries to figure things out on their own apart from the instruction manual usually ends up frustrated. I thank the Lord that He has provided us with the Ultimate Manual to instruct us how to live this life, and that is the Word of God. He has given us every instruction for our journey, and all we have to do is abide by it, and follow it closely.

We need to love His Word more than our own opinions and past experiences. When we love His Word and instructions, He promises that our peace will be abundant. This peace will guard our hearts, guard our tongues, and keep us from stumbling. I thought it would be interesting to share some definitions I found on the word stumble. Remember…as we love His Word NOTHING will make us stumble…
Stumble defined:
* to strike the foot against something,
as in walking or running, so as to stagger or fall; trip,
to walk or go unsteadily: to stumble down a dark passage.
* to make a slip, mistake, or blunder,
especially a sinful one: to stumble over a
question; to stumble and fall from grace.
* to proceed in a hesitating or blundering
manner, as in action or speech.

I am thanking God today that He has made provision that we do not have to stumble. Have you ever walked into a place of business to find a “Wet floor” sign or “Caution Ahead” signs on the road?   Such words are there to warn us of possible danger, and as we heed to them we can proceed in safety, and confidence. The Word of God also provides words of caution, admonishment, and great instruction for us to walk in. I do not know about you, but I find great peace in knowing that God has provided every answer I need in His Word. His Spirit is here to guide us into all of His truth, and He will teach us things that we do not understand. The tricks of the devil will clearly be exposed, and we will remain guarded with His abundant peace.


I encourage you today that He has provided everything you need in His Word that your life can be permeated with great peace. I thank God for those times that He has reached down and lifted us back up when we have stumbled in our way. Great is His forgiveness and faithfulness. Great is His peace. Purpose to seek these things, enjoy them , and possess them as you serve Him everyday!