Today’s promise is Psalm 37:37 NKJV:
“Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright;
For the future of that man is peace.”
For some reason, people tend to equate goodness with “boring.” They like the thrill and adventure of action heroes breaking all the rules, rebels living for number one, and ambitious power seekers clawing their way to the top, stepping on anyone in their path. There’s no excitement in goodness! Or is there? Let’s take a look at some upright men from the past and see how boring their lives were:
Moses–defeated the Egyptian army and led an entire race of people to a new land, parted a sea, talked to God face to face…
Joshua–brought down the walls of a fortified city, and led Israel to victory against armies of giants…
David–killed a lion and a bear, faced off with a giant and won, led many victorious battles…
Daniel–survived a night in a den of lions
Esther–married a king and saved her entire race
I could go on. Living a life of obedience to God is anything but boring. The peace of obedience is the peace that comes from knowing that God has already secured our victories on earth, as well as the eternal peace that awaits us. So, if it’s adventure you seek, look to the blameless man–or better yet, be the blameless man!
Heavenly Father, You are the God of the bold. You have given us all we need to live boldly for You. You are our peace. Fill us with Your Spirit, Lord, that we may walk the walk, expand Your Kingdom, and glorify You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Have a victorious day in the Lord!