Devotions for November 9, 2016

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Psalm 68:4-10

4 Sing praises to God and to his name!
Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.[a] His name is the Lord—
rejoice in his presence!
5 Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—
this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
6 God places the lonely in families;
he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.
But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
7 O God, when you led your people out from Egypt,
when you marched through the dry wasteland, Interlude
8 the earth trembled, and the heavens poured down rain
before you, the God of Sinai,
before God, the God of Israel.
9 You sent abundant rain, O God,
to refresh the weary land.
10 There your people finally settled,
and with a bountiful harvest, O God,
you provided for your needy people.

DEVOTIONAL QUESTIONS

Q: How does this passage speak to the current state of “fatherhood” in America? Do you think the relationship between and parent and their children is important?

Q: What hope do we see in this passage for those who find themselves without a father or mother? Do you believe God is a perfect father?

Q: Read the verses 7-10. How does God show himself to be a good father to Israel? How can you emulate this in your families?

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