Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;” vs. 1

Psalm 1:1-3

If we’ve managed to compile a decent track record in the game of life, we will most certainly agree with the words of the psalmist. We only have to be marginally aware of what’s going on in the world to know that blessings abound when we make wise choices. While things do come our way as surprises, the general direction of our path is not determined by picking a card from the Chance deck as in the game of Monopoly. For the most part we do have agency, and the decisions we make do have significance. If we do as the psalmist suggests, and close our ears to the advice of the wicked and avoid the ways of sinners and scoffers, we will greatly increase our chances of finding happiness. While obviously there are no guarantees, there are great advantages to living a god-fearing, values-driven life. And what’s even better is knowing that God continues to love us even when we wander, and is always ready to offer restoration and a new start. And forgiveness is not a placebo! Once we get back on track, we have the same opportunity as others to make life-enhancing choices and discover again that our pasts do not define our futures.

Thought for the Day: What does my choice-making record look like?


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