Devotion for Thursday, June 27, 2019

“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

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.