Devotion for Friday, September 21, 2018
“The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are a mere breath. Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O Lord, and whom You teach out of Your law; that You may grant him relief from the days of adversity, until a pit is dug for the wicked.” (Psalm 94:11-13)
Only the young think they have forever in this life to accomplish their dreams. The old know that life is fleeting and no matter how much success as this world calls it is achieved, it comes to nothing. Blessed is the one who comes to the Lord on His terms and walks according to His will and way. They will live into a life that is everlasting, filled with hope and a sure promise.
Lord, no matter my age, help me to step back and see clearly that Your way is the way of everlasting life. Help me to see that it is not just about there and then, but about the goodness that You have given throughout the ages to those who walk in the way You have established. Guide me, O Lord, in Your goodness to walk as You would have me walk now and always.
Teach me, Lord Jesus, by the direction of the Holy Spirit to walk as You would have me walk. Remove from me those desires that hinder my ability to live obediently in the way You have established. May I now and always live according to Your Word and see clearly the direction You give. May my life be spent preparing for the eternity You have promised by Your grace. Amen.