Strength for Service to God and Country: A Scout is Reverent (August 21)

August 21:
Verse of the Day

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭1:35‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬
Reading

“Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong; you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest. But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down towards your holy temple. Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies – make your way straight before me. Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies. Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favour as with a shield.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭5:1-12‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

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In this series of posts we share the Bible verse and the Bible reading for each of the daily devotionals in the Strength for Service to God and Country: a Scout is Reverent devotional for Boy Scouts.

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