Ps 37: 23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delighteth in His way.
Ps. 37:25. I have been young and now am old: Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor His seed begging bread.
Good Morning to all. As we come to the end of another week and look forward to meeting time tomorrow; looking back over the recent days there are many things to be thankful for. The scriptures speak a lot about our path and steps in this world. It makes sense that it would as this world is our experience for now and we have no other reference to what is to be other than what the Good Lord reveals to us. We know and learn by experience that our steps in this world are known by the Lord and He gives us light on the way that we don’t stumble and fall and sets the direction forward or to the right or left. There is no doubt and it is validated by scripture and our own experience that the path of a Good man; one who follows and seeks the Lord, are particularly blessed in this world to allow Him to glorify and honor God while being blessed to rejoice in the Joys only God can give: peace in saving grace, strength for each day, and faith that can increase while we journey on the way. The Lord does not forsake His own nor does He leave them, nor will they go begging bread. What a deep and great blessing it is.
The psalmist states that the good man’s steps are ordered of the Lord.. The good man is one blessed of God who has, and is, experiencing a quickening to life in the Lord. Epheshians 2:1. “And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of the flesh and of the mind: and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
This change and experience that we are blessed by God with is extraordinary. It demonstrates the very power of God in our lives and by His grace and mercy we are blessed to see His truths and His kingdom, and are able to glorify Him in every aspect of our lives. By our fleshly nature our tendency is to first see how God has provided for the material needs: food, clothing, shelter, etc. And all these are very true: they don’t come without the blessing of God. But to have all of these AND the spiritual truth in Christ is even greater. He has turned our very thoughts, emotions, and desires to see a better way, a better day to be found in Him and not the transitory things of this world.
Therefore we are indeed: ...His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto Good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Eph. 2:10
So our opportunity is to walk in a path that is filled with good works to glorify God and enable us to rejoice in the joy of His salvation. As we now approach another meeting time we think of the most recent blessings He has given us as a congregation of His people. Just one year ago, we were locked down in our homes due to the Plague. The initial signs of the plague waning are starting to be seen. And yes many of us may contribute to this by following the guidelines given us but the Lord is the only one who can disrupt such things. And He IS! So we once again have the opportunity to gather in His name. To raise our voices in song and praise and hear His word and Name proclaimed by those who are hungry and thirsty for His righteousness.
May the Good Lord bless you and His spirit be felt with all and His name and power proclaimed once again and most of all Thanks be given for all that He has blessed us with in life and His truth that stands forever. Let us go forth and proclaim Him in our thoughts, lives, and hearts.
God bless each of you and Love in Christ.