Thursday 17 January, 2019

Psalm 128

1 Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. 2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. 3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. 4 Yes, this will be the blessing for the man who fears the Lord. 5 May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life. 6 May you live to see your children’s children— peace be on Israel.

The promise here is that those who fear God and walk in obedience to Him will be blessed. God’s part is to bless us, to give us good gifts (whether physical or spiritual) and our part is to deeply respect Him and walk in obedience to Him.

Walking is our everyday default mode of transport, it is a fairly standard movement that we action repeatedly, often without thinking! What is my everyday mode of operation in life? Am I repeatedly and habitually acting in obedience to God’s ways? Am I loving Him and others? Am I forgiving? Am I serving? Am I choosing prayer rather than worry? Am I choosing thankfulness rather than grumbling?

God, please help me to ‘walk’ out my faith, and to obey you in my everyday interactions. May choosing your way of thinking, believing, imagining, being, speaking and acting become my habit. Amen.

Written by Ps. Bethany Waugh

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