for our own good”
73 You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands.74 May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I
have put my hope in your word.75 I know, O Lord, that your regulations are fair; you disciplined me because I needed it.76 Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant.
- Ø Give me sense to follow your word.
- Ø I have put my hope in your word.
- Ø You discipline me because I need it.
- Ø Let your unfailing love comfort me.
You made me; you created me – this reminds me of a verse in the bible where God speaks of knowing me before I was born, while still in my mother’s womb, at the moment of conception. God has always
been there for me, leading me to His saving Grace.
I can’t say how this all works, but I do believe we all have an appointed time for our salvation, some at
an early age and some at an older age. Whatever age it may be, I pray we respond to His calling when He does convict and call us to Him.
The days are getting shorter and
shorter, the times show that the bible is being fulfilled and Jesus is coming soon! Do you know Him as your Savior? Has the Holy Spirit been tugging at your heart? Don’t keep putting Him off, you don’t know when He may say this is your last day
on this earth; be ready to go when He calls you. He made us, He created us for a purpose and that does not mean going through life aimlessly without purpose, hope and His direction.
Father show us what your will is for our lives, and help us be motivated and passionate about following through with what you want us to do. “Now give me the sense to follow your commands”. Amen and Amen.
“May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word”. When I meditate,
ponder on this verse this morning, I see the word “fear” as meaning “respect” and not fear as in being afraid of someone or something.
is telling us, that those who are Christians and hold dear to (respect, reverence and know Jesus as their Savior), also find or see in us and our lifestyle Jesus love, joy, and hope, and that they enjoy being around us. May we be a joy to be around and also
be willing to share hope filled words from Jesus.
How is your attitude lately? Is it gloom and doom? Do people shy away from being around you because you have a tendency
to be negative or complaining all the time? Only if the shoe fits…….. you can change shoes and put on some new ones.
If you’re in a rut, don’t
stay there. God’s Word tells us we will have troubles in this life, that’s a given. Remember that simple saying: Make lemonade out of lemons. Be sweet-it will take work around some people I know. God help us be a joy to be around!
“I know, O Lord, that your regulations are fair; you disciplined me because I needed it”. I always say “It hurts good”. If you’re a parent you know all about how
important it is to disciple your children and grandchildren, it’s for their own good. God does the same thing with us. If we are not willing to listen and obey, we are guilty of causing Him to discipline us in order to get us turned around and going
in the right direction again.
Do you need disciplined right now? Have you been disciplined lately? Do you realize why the discipline has come upon you? Pray about it, ask
God to help you through whatever it is you’re going through right now. Walk by faith, not by sight. Trust Jesus that He knows what is best for you; He oftentimes wants us going a totally opposite direction of what we think we want. I can’t begin
to count the many times in my life where I did NOT want to go a certain direction, only to find out, that was exactly where God wanted me; when I gave in and decided to obey and follow His directions, I was and am blessed!
Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant. Amen and Amen.