It’s Really Quite Easy
I like a reading discipline and plan. In May I read a chapter of Proverbs each day along with a chapter of my book, 31 Days of Proverbs. Believe it or not reading my own work enlightens!!! I forget what I write and as I read along I think, “Wow that’s really good!” Silly, right?
For June I decided to read 5 psalms each day to complete the entire book by month’s end. It too has been very beneficial and good.
Psalm 37 stopped me with its simplicity of do and don’t. Let me share.
Psalm 37 verses 1-8
A psalm of David.
Do not fret.
Do not be envious.
Do trust in the Lord.
Do commit your way to the Lord.
Do rest in the Lord.
Do wait patiently for Him.
Do not fret – it only causes harm.
In a nutshell!
I realized if we did these “do’s” and didn’t do the “don’t’s” our days would be peaceful. Striving would be non-existent. Our pastor spoke on being a good person this past Sunday. A good, saved person. We certainly know the doctrine of being “good” isn’t enough but those of us who have been born anew by the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ should be good people.
We shouldn’t be walking around with our emotions in a knot. We shouldn’t be jealous. We shouldn’t be fretting about everything not right around us and Lord only knows there’s plenty of that these days.
Every day we should practice trusting in the Lord; doing good; committing our way to the Lord; resting in Him; and, as hard as it is? Waiting patiently for Him!
What do you think?
The do’s and the don’t’s. I’m going to work on them. Want to join me?
Grace & Hope