• Going Well Together

  • LEA Weekly Devotion

    TOGETHER series 2021–2022

    Week of October 17, 2021

    Going Well Together


    Our Lord and our God, treat us with kindness and let all go well for us. Please let all go well (Ps. 90:17). (Find time to read all of Psalm 90 2 min.)

     

    Amen?

    All’s well that starts well. Especially when it has neither a determinable beginning nor interminable ending. As Psalm 90 says, “You have always been God—long before the birth of the mountains, even before you created the earth and the world” (v.2).

    All that time gives us plenty of opportunity to make God angry! The eternal God knows all our sins, even those we prefer to hide. Then top off our personal pile of sins with the aggregate mountain of sins—from other believers alone—and it would make Mt. Everest seem as flat as Kansas. Not to mention the Death Valley of sins owned by unbelievers.

     

    Yet God’s grace abounds. In Psalm 90 we not only confess our sins but we first confess, “… in all generations you have been our home” (v.1). We, God’s people—even God’s people in this age—have always been together with God and eagerly anticipate that arrangement continuing. We read that in so many words in today’s text. It’s a prayer of certainty—certainty purchased by the life, death, and victorious resurrection of Jesus.

     

    Only because of God’s already generous-beyond-compare and already accomplished gift of salvation, can we be so bold to plead, “Do wonderful things for us, your servants, and show your mighty power to our children” (v.16). And that’s where we come in.

     

    Our role—together, all of us, Called, contracted, seemingly coincidental, or even unrecognized—have a ministry to practice (lots of it!) for whom and with whom we serve. Kids today, even grown-up kids—God’s children—need the same training in faith as did God’s children back in Moses’ time—all generations. One part of God’s kindness to us is giving us the privilege of teaching the faith, adding more souls each day to the “together,” whatever that number.

    Going well together goes well only because God is always together with us. Going well goes well even when we don’t think going well is going well. All’s well that never ends!

     

    Sing together: Always together

     

     

    Written by Edward Grube, LL.D.
    Director of Communications
    Copyright ©2021 Lutheran Education Association

    Quoted Scripture: CEV®

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