Daily D – Psalm 89:14-15
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; faithful love and truth go before you. Happy are the people who know the joyful shout; LORD, they walk in the light from your face.
PSALM 89:14-15 (CSB)
Love and Truth are its fruits.
Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise,
who shout on parade in the bright presence of GOD.
Some days it is hard to know what to say. Some days it is hard to know what to think. When bad news accumulates and accelerates the way it is right now, we are prone to look away, to seek distraction.
Is there any hope for a better future?
Not in Washington D. C.
Not in Kabul.
Not in NATO.
Not in the United Nations.
There is a God in heaven, however, whose rule is Right and Just. He produces Love and Truth for all who trust in him.
Psalm 89 starts strong and continues with positive declarations for long sections. Then it turns dark. So dark that the author asks, “How long, LORD? Will you hide forever?” (verse 46).
He continues in verse 49: “Lord, where are the former acts of your faithful love that you swore to David in your faithfulness?”
We do not get to choose the days in which we live. We do get to choose how we live in them. We are to seek what is right and just in our day and time. We will know we are doing the right thing the right way for the right reason when love and truth accelerate and hatred and hostility dissipate.
There is plenty of work for everyone. Let us start where we are. Let us each become part of God’s solution to the mess we are in.
I will focus my life on what is right and just.
Our Father, we are in a mess down here. When will you clean up things? How may we join you on the cleanup crews? What can we do today where we live, work, and play? How can we be part of the solution and not part of the problem? Your kingdom come. Your will be done. Here and now, today and forever. Amen.
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1 Kings 22:34 But someone drew his bow at random and hit the king of Israel between the sections of his armor. The king told his chariot driver, “Wheel around and get me out of the fighting. I’ve been wounded.”
1 Kings 21:25, 26 (There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the Lord drove out before Israel.)
Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
2 Chronicles 15:1, 2 The Spirit of God came on Azariah son of Oded. He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.”