Acknowledge your Dependence on God and your Obligations to Him

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We must acknowledge our dependence upon God and our obligations to him as our Creator, Preserver, and Benefactor.

You, O God, made us, and not we ourselves, and therefore we are not our own but yours: 1 Corinthians 6:19(ESV) your people, and the sheep of your pasture; Psalm 100:3(ESV) let us therefore worship and bow down and kneel before the LORD, our Maker. Psalm 95:6(ESV)

You, Lord, are the former of our bodies, and they are fearfully and wonderfully made and intricately woven. Your eyes saw our unformed substance, and in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for us, when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:14-16(ESV)

You have clothed us with skin and flesh; you have knit us together with bones and sinews; you have granted us life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved our spirits. Job 10:11-12(ESV)

You are the Father of our spirits, Hebrews 12:9(ESV) for you formed the spirit of man within him, Zechariah 12:1(ESV) and made us these souls. Jeremiah 38:16(ESV) The Spirit of God has made us, and the breath of the Almighty gives us life. Job 33:4(ESV) You put wisdom in the inward parts and give understanding to the mind. Job 38:36(ESV)

You are God our Maker, who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens. Job 35:10-11(ESV)

We are the clay, and you are our potter; we are the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8(ESV)

You are he that took us from the womb and kept us in safety when we were at our mothers’ breasts; we have been cast upon you from our birth and held up by you. Psalm 22:9-10(ESV) You are our God from our mothers’ womb, and therefore our praise is continually of you. Psalm 71:6(ESV)

In you, O God, we live and move and have our being, for we are your offspring. Acts 17:28(ESV)

In your hand is our breath, and yours are all our ways; Daniel 5:23(ESV) for the way of man is not in himself, neither is it in man who walks to direct his steps, Jeremiah 10:23(ESV) but our times are in your hand. Psalm 31:15(ESV)

You are the God who has been our shepherd all our life long to this day and redeemed us from all evil. Genesis 48:15-16(ESV)

It is because of the steadfast love of the LORD that we are not cut off, even because your mercies never come to an end: they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23(ESV)

If you take away our breath, we die and return to the dust out of which we were taken. Psalm 104:29(ESV)

Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it? From your mouth, O Most High, both good and bad come. Lamentations 3:37-38(ESV)