Daily Devotion: Psalm 60 – “Credit Where Credit’s Due”

Scripture: Psalm 60

“Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.” Psalm 60:11-12


My son had just started walking when Psalm 60 became real in my life. He had somehow managed to get the top off his sippy cup and subsequently painted our sofa with his milk. I grabbed a few paper towels that were on the coffee table, but without even starting to clean, I dropped those after realizing I needed something far more greater for the situation. I went to the kitchen to get some dish rags and on my return I found my son attempting to use the discarded paper towels to clean up the milk.I was touched by his sweet actions (he must get it from his mother!), but I couldn’t help but wonder, is this how God sees us? We make a huge mess. We attempt to clean it up to no avail when God in his infinite love and grace intervenes on our behalf and often without recognition. I believe that giving recognition or credit where credit’s due can be one of the hardest things for our idol-making hearts to accomplish. We want to be acknowledged, and it takes so much humility to admit our inability. But as followers of Christ, we must never forget that the only thing we brought to our relationship with Christ is the Sin that made Him saving us necessary. And although God has promised to do and WILL do incredible things through our lives all we “boast only in the cross of our Lord.” In Psalm 60, the psalmist recognized both His nation’s sin and the source of their future salvation. May we all do the same!


God has been at work in your life today. Have you acknowledged it? 



Lord, help us to remember “every good and perfect gift” is credited to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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