Today’s passage starts with verse 1 of Psalm 50.
The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets.
Each day is a new day in which we have the opportunity to grow in our faith. There may be certain routines we can tweak or priorities we can adjust which allow us to step ahead into a brighter future.
Life is not always trouble-free and we may have to do some things that are uncomfortable or challenging but if we say “yes” to Jesus, we never have to go through them alone. We can press on knowing the Spirit is with us to guide our steps in order to find our place in the race and give the endurance needed to keep going towards the victory.
The dramatic action in today’s passage is judgment and God is the judge. He reproves the people of Israel for their sacrifices and their idol worship. In current times, our idols may consist of things like cars, boats, and large expensive houses.
The worship of the Israelites was an outward religion with formalism and hypocrisy in their worship. What God wants is true inward spirituality. He want us to apply our faith with a heart that is right (v. 8-9). With an attitude of faith, hope, and love.
Because of Jesus Christ, we can be thankful that God gives us all another opportunity to get our heart right. Those who take that opportunity can change the course of life so they please God with service and worship Him with love of neighbor as themselves.
This day with You God, we can seize the day and know that we are not alone. Each day, we have an opportunity to take in Your instructions. We have the Spirit with us to guide us in the steps that lead to victory. In Jesus name … Amen.
Amen! “Each day is a new day in which we have the opportunity to grow in our faith.”
May we all grow in our faith today.
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