Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017


Psalms 37:16-19 (36:16-19 LXX)

Better the little with the just man
Than the great riches of sinners;
For the arms of sinners shall be shattered,
But the Lord supports the righteous.
The Lord knows the ways of the blameless,
And their inheritance shall be forever.
They shall not be ashamed in an evil time,
And in days of famine they shall be filled.

Encouraging Words

The Psalmist proclaims the promises of or Lord in this passage and reminds us that we too can proclaim our Lord and His blessings. Our Lord lifts up and supports those who strive to live righteous lives. He is active in the lives of those who desire to live blameless lives and try to follow in His footsteps. He gives to His children, an everlasting inheritance in His kingdom as He adopts them into His royal family. As His children pursue Him and attempt to follow His pathways, they will not be ashamed by the evil around them nor be affected by the famine of the land, the famine not only of our physical needs but of spiritual deserts of this fallen world. Living our lives this way shows us that it is better to live just lives and receive little from this world than to live sinful, worldly lives and receive much from the world in return. Our Father's way of doing things, His economy, is so much different than the world's. Glory be to God!

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