OYB January 28

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Exodus 5:22-23, Exodus 6, Exodus 7:1-24
NT: Matthew 18:23-35, Matthew 19:1-12
Ps: Psalm 23
Pr: Proverbs 5:22-23

Today´s notable verse:

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23:6 (NIV)

I notice that David doesn't say that life itself will always be easy, or happy, or good, etc.; but that goodness and love - God's goodness and love - will follow him. Of course, this king who had written much of the past few Psalms about war, would know better than anyone the reality of life. However, as many of my experiences of the past several months have proven to me, life is hard, but God is still good. When I consider the fleeting nature of life - the good and the bad - compared to spending eternity dwelling in the house of the Lord, I find it much easier just to do what is right in the eyes of my Lord no matter what the consequences.

The One Year Bible Blog notes:

Comments from you & Question of the Day - Based on the topic of divorce that comes up in today's Matthew readings, please do share your wisdom / thoughts / books / websites / other resources on this topic.

Being still single, I really don't have anything to add with respect to my own experience. Having just gotten out of an engagement, the whole subject is still a bit difficult to discuss anyway. Today was a good day for us to read Psalm 23.