“How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways. When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, you will be happy and it will be well with you.” (Psalm 128:1-2)
The commandment about stealing is not about earning what is yours. We all have sinned. That is not what this is talking about. It is telling us to rejoice in what the Lord has given us. It is telling us to be thankful for what we have gained through our own effort. It is about being honest before the Lord and with one another. The joy of the Lord is found in contentment.
Lord, You know what a mixed up world I live in. You know where even in my own mind I do not have these things straight. Help me, O Lord, to live into the hope and promises that You give. Guide me according to Your goodness to see in You the hope of eternal life. Lead me, O Lord, in the way You know I need to go to find the joy and contentment that You offer.
Lord Jesus, You have come to save us from the circle of wickedness that this age offers. Lead me this day, O Lord, to be content in what You have given me. Guide me according to Your goodness to see the hope that You alone are able to give in salvation. Help me live this day in the joy of Your presence knowing that You, O Lord and Savior, will lead me. Amen.