Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 115 (King James Version)

1Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
2Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?
3But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
4Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
5They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:
6They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:
7They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.
8They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
9O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
10O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
11Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
12The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
13He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
14The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
15Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
16The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
18But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.

Reflection

Verse 1 is the foundation of the psalmist's prayer. The reason presented to God for delivering and protecting God's people is so God can be proved to be a kind and true God.

There are people who worship false gods. Unfortunately, many of them are present in churches. They just do not realize they are placing things, ideas or theologies above God. These people worship their own understanding of the Bible, the teachings of a favorite preacher, and elevate those things above God. Ideas, specific Biblical interpretation, and in some cases specific translations of the Bible become idols of their own creation. Many people who make their interpretations of the Word into a god condemn gay and bisexual people.

When Christians who do not understand God's grace devour gay and bisexual Christians, the cause of Christ is damaged. The world watches in amazement to see Christians who claim God is love attacking gay and bisexual Christians. Very often non-Christians understand that the principles of grace must apply to gay people, while some Christians fail to understand the depth of God's love. The mean-spirited religious attacks on gay people make God and the Bible into a joke in the minds of many people. God does not want to be viewed as a joke. That means gay and bisexual Christians can pray with confidence for deliverance, for God's deliverance from emotional, spiritual abuse, because the Lord is a kind God and intends to be viewed as a kind God.