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Often, I wonder if I’m a burden on others, if I’m doing good things, and if I’m following the road God wants me to. Somedays, I feel more off the road while others I know I’m where God wants me to be. It can be hard to know if you are helping or hurting, following God’s path or your own. While I don’t know the details, I know the answer: God.
In the verse of the day, he tells us to do two things: Trust in the Lord and Do Good. If we do that, we will dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Today’s questions: Are you doing those two things? If not, what is stopping you from enjoying the safe pasture promised by God?
If we look at these two verses, they are basically the same. Love God, Love others. When we love God, we are trusting in him. When we love others, we are doing good. It’s really that simple. And no, I’m not that naïve to think we will never quarrel or disagree on what doing good is. That’s part of life. That is also why I try not to judge someone’s comments but look beyond their words to see why they feel the way they do..
As you go forth, we need to think deeply. Are we trusting the Lord or ourselves? How are we doing good? Is the good, good for us or others? These aren’t easy questions but rather take a lifetime of discipline, practice, and study to get right. Thankfully we have Jesus to forgive us when we fail.
Father God, throughout history you have given us rules and laws to live by. As time went on, you made them simpler for us to follow. If we trust in you and do good, we will enjoy safe pasture. Jesus tells us that all are saved by faith and not by works. Doing works doesn’t fave us but makes life so much better for others. We pray that you help us follow this commandment and trust that you will grant us everlasting life and safe pasture. In your name, Amen.