Wednesday, April 30
Posted: Wednesday, April 30
Verse of the day:
I will sing of your love and justice, Lord. I will praise you with songs. I will be careful to live a blameless life - when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home. (Psalm 101:1-2)
In this Psalm, David makes a promise to God. The promise is to sing of His mercy and justice. Initially, mercy and justice may seem to be at odds with each other. But when we sing of God, we cannot sing only of His mercy or of His justice, we must sing of them both. It is because they are so interrelated, working together for our good, that they cannot be separated.
David goes on to say, (in addition to praising God), he will endeavor to live a blameless life. However, he realizes this cannot be done without God’s help—so he is quick to let God know he is waiting on him.
Verse two ends with David’s determination to walk with integrity in his home. Now, we all know that it is in our homes where we reveal who we really are on the inside. People will walk around one way outside their home, but often someone different shows up as they walk through the front door. David was aware of this pitfall. So he determined, with God’s help, to live a life of consistency before, not only God, but before his family as well.
So let us commit ourselves to learning to be a holy people all the time and in all things. Only then will our songs and actions compliment each other, and spiritual development can occur, and our witness will truly begin.
Pastor Ken Beach // Executive & Creative Arts Pastor