Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.Deuteronomy 6:5
Right now you’re reading a devotional. The words on this page are a way for you to draw nearer to the Lord through insights from Scripture. Or, at least, that’s what a devotional is intended to do.
What about the action of devotion? To be devoted to something means you are absolutely committed. A husband and wife, for example, are devoted to each other. Nothing can separate you from the object of your devotion. So when it comes to our faith, we read devotionals as an expression of this commitment to Christ.
The writer of Psalm 91 refers to God as our shelter, our refuge, and our fortress. God is there to protect us when the dangerous and unpredictable world rises against us. It is through our devotion to God that we seek Him as our refuge when our marriages fail, when children rebel, when tragedy strikes. Because of our devotion, our heavenly Father is no stranger to us as we call out to Him.
Look to the Lord. Dwell in the shelter of the Most High. And, “Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare” (Psalm 91:3a).
To be devoted to God is not to begrudgingly follow a strict list of rules; devotion is a celebration of God’s perfect gift of grace.