Daily D – Psalm 119:68

by | Oct 19, 2020 | Daily D | 0 comments

You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees. PSALM 119:68 (NLT)

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Don Moen wrote a song entitled God is Good All the Time. I am confident you have heard it at one time or another. It is the kind of song that gets stuck in your mind and plays over and over again. There are worse songs to get stuck in your mind. For example, Yellow Submarine

God is good (all the time)
And all the time (God is good)

God is good (all the time)
And all the time (God is good)

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in this heart of mine
God is good, yes He is, all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good, yes he is, God is good
All the time, here we go!
(Written by: Don Moen, Paul Overstreet. Lyrics © CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP)

Perhaps it was this verse from Psalm 119 that inspired Mr. Moen. The Message paraphrase is insightful. 

You are good, and the source of good; train me in your goodness.

If you want to be good, really good, you need to go to the source of all goodness. Read about God’s goodness in the pages of the Bible. Listen to people’s stories about his goodness in their lives. Count your own blessings and see the evidence of his goodness at work in your life. Join him in doing what he does as often as you have the opportunity to do good. 

The way to build a better world is to live better lives and to assist others in doing the same. Your mother and your teachers told you to be good for a reason. It is good for you and good for everyone else. 

Do good work. Do good business. Build good relationships. Enjoy good fun. 

This is a good start on a good life. The Message paraphrase of this verse forms a good prayer for daily use: “You are good, and the source of good; train me in your goodness.”

How good is that? Let’s have good day!

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I will train in goodness.

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Our Father, train me in your goodness. I want to be a good man. I want to think good thoughts and do good deeds. I want to speak good words. I want to be like you. What higher good could there be? Amen. 

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