Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

for the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.” vs. 6

Psalm 1:4-6

The psalmist was certainly no nihilist, i.e. one who believes that life is meaningless and that there are no eternal values. Rather, he had a strong conviction that there is a right way to live, a way that is looked over and protected by the Lord. He also believed that there was another way, one that was pretty much a dead end. While some of us might lack his dualistic perspective, i.e. the notion that good and evil are separate and distinct, we cannot deny that some ways of living are less fraught with brokenness than others. And there does seem to be a connection between trusting in the Lord and the presence of love and joy in our lives. To put it simply, there are blessings that are the companions of faith. If that weren’t the case it’s doubtful that there would be anyone who would even bother to be a believer! At the same time, it has to be said that we are called to be disciples, not so that we can pile up the goodies, but that we might be servants, and be willing to give ourselves in generous caring for others. Such sacrificial and unconditional loving, walking in the way of Jesus, has always been a hallmark of the Christ-like life.

Thought for the Day: Why is dualistic thinking so appealing?


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