Saturday, March 18, 2017
Trust and Do
Today’s Bible Reading: Joshua 1-2; Psalm 37; 1 Corinthians 3
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 37:3-7
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4Delight yourself in the Lord; and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
(Ps 37:3-6 NIV)
These few verses in this Psalm of David offer a wonderful progression of actions and resulting benefits:
“Trust in the Lord, and do good” A dwelling and safe pasture
“Delight yourself in the Lord” The desires of your heart
“Commit your way to the Lord” Your righteousness and justice
Let’s take these one at a time:
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good…
…dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4Delight yourself in the Lord;
5 Commit your way to the Lord…
What is my commitment to the Lord and these actions? A commitment is a solid decision or resolution from which you are unwavering, which you stick to no matter what. With that kind of commitment, God promises that…
6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
My Lord and my God, thank for these marvelous guidelines and benefits. May I be blessed with the wisdom and courage to live by Your Word. In Christ. Amen. -AP