Daily D – Isaiah 32:17

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Isaiah 32:17 
The result of righteousness will be peace; 
the effect of righteousness will be quiet confidence forever. (CSB)

And where there’s Right, there’ll be Peace and the progeny of Right: 
quiet lives and endless trust. 
My people will live in a peaceful neighborhood— 
in safe houses, in quiet gardens. (MSG)

Whatever you do, there will be consequences. Pleasant consequences flow from taking the right lead measures, doing the right thing the right way for the right reason in the right timing. Right living produces quiet confidence forever. 

Better-than-average lives and families are possible, even likely, when we practice the good life God makes possible. 

Perfection is not the goal. We are way too messed up to achieve that. We live in a pretty messed-up world that keeps bumping into us. Progress on the journey of right living provides proven pleasantness. 

The truth is, in so many ways, our lives are about as peaceful as we want them to be. Our confidence is built one good decision at a time. 

Today and tomorrow are days of decision for a group of us gathered in the Pacific Northwest. We are celebrating good work well done. We are planning for maximizing the opportunities before us. A group of us agreed over dinner last night that the most important thing we can do here now for the special future we long for is to hear God clearly and to obey him immediately. Feel free to pray along with us.

A group of stellar men and women have lovingly labored here for decades. The constant challenges have shortened some seasons. Painful progress takes its tolls. Even so, the points of light glow with all of God’s goodness. Peace and confidence spread.

Life is about as good as we intend it to be. Let us live with good intentions.

I will live with good intentions and take the right lead measures toward a life of peace and quiet confidence. 

Our Father, thank you for the blessing of pleasant consequences from doing the right thing the right way for the right reason in the right timing. Show us how to live today to produce peace and quiet confidence in the years ahead. Amen.

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