Psalm 24:5 Receive Blessings And Righteousness

He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Psalm 24:5

Very few people around the world actually want to do something bad. Most people desire to do what is right and receive blessings because of their action. The challenge for most is knowing what is right and wrong. Determining what is right is often found in the personal desires of one’s own heart and changes on a regular basis. Blessings are then seen as getting what one wants immediately upon doing what is seen as right. All of it is dependent upon the individual.

As David talks about who can ascend God’s hill, he states that the person will receive blessings and righteousness from God.

People love to do their own thing and take all of the credit for it. Most want to earn the praise that they receive. Blessings are then earned by what one does correctly, rather than just being given out of love and care.

Earning blessings this way will leave one weary and worn out. The world will fail in doing what is right. As soon as one does something wrong, that person is a failure and condemned by sin, with no hope of salvation.

Believers will often, like the world, strive to do what is right for the sake of looking good to God and the world. Instead of striving to look good, believers need to take on God’s righteousness that He provides. It is God who removes sin and pours out righteousness and blessings upon the believer through salvation and forgiveness of sins.

It is only by the power and direction of God that a believer can do what is right. As the believer is led by the Holy Spirit, that believer begins to receive the blessings of a full and abundant life in Christ Jesus here on earth and in the life to come.

Each and every day that you choose to seek God and His righteousness, you will be blessed. That blessing is knowing God is giving you what is best for your life.

You cannot earn His blessings, nor do what is right in your own ability. Sin in your life will cause you to fail. Put your trust in God and receive what He has for you. Give God praise for the uncountable blessings He has given you in His righteousness to make you more like Jesus.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the blessings you have in Jesus; that you will know the righteousness God gives you; and that you trust in the righteousness of God and not your own.

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Psalm 23:3 Getting Restored

He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3

Busyness is something that most people have on a daily basis. People have a laundry list of things that they have to do that appears to be a mile long and can never be accomplished and always appears to be getting longer and longer. As they face this list of things to be done, many get very weary and worn out, both physically and mentally. People then look to more things to restore their energy to keep going.

David states that God restores his soul while leading him into paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

During times that people are worn out, many will look to doing things that are fun or eating or drinking something in an attempt to restore themselves from the depression that many have fallen into from their weariness. These are very short temporary fixes that do not really change their spirit. Often, they will lead to more problems or greater difficulties.

Hiding behind things does not restore a person but increases their weariness. Believers will often fall into this same trap in their own lives looking for strength and restoration in this world and get weary and worn out.

Instead of turning towards the things of this world, believers need to turn to God. As one chooses to allow God to lead, one will be restored in mind, body and soul.

God knows when a person needs to slow down and maybe rest for a moment. He will lead the believer in the correct path to be able to keep going, restoring the soul. In God’s presence all the problems and cares of this world fade away, renewing the soul with joy and peace that the world cannot supply.

If you are like most people, you probably have days in which you feel worn out and depressed. You want to find the strength and energy to keep moving forward and always want to make the right choices.

Focus your life upon God. Spend time in His word and in prayer, talking to Him. Seek God and what He would have you do or not do. God will restore your soul to give you the strength and joy needed to continue on the path that He has you on.

Allow God to lead and restore your soul.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God at all times; that you will allow God to lead you in His path of righteousness; and that God will restore your soul.

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Psalm 22:22 Make A Declaration

I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You. Psalm 22:22

There are different types of declarations made on a regular basis all over the world. Some become very famously known, such as the Declaration of Independence by the United States, while most remain unheard of. Declarations are just someone making a solid statement about a belief or some truth as being firm and unmoving about it. Most declarations are just for the moment by an individual, while some are made by a group of people that are long lasting and recorded.

David stated that he would declare God’s name to others and in the middle of the people give Him praise.

At the moment a person chooses to make a declaration, that person is believing in something very solidly, with no thought of change or questioning. It is believed to be true beyond any shadow of doubt.

Although the world makes many declarations, it will also commonly make the declaration that truth cannot be fully known or that it is only true for the individual and not the whole. Truth, according to the world, can change according to the needs and desires of the people.

There is only one Truth in this world that never changes no matter what happens, and that Truth is that Jesus is Truth and is the only way to the Father in heaven. Believers in Jesus know this and hold to it.

However, many people in the church are silent about this Truth. They tend to hold to the same belief that the world does and are silent. They are afraid to declare the Truth of God’s name to the world.

Instead of being afraid, believers need to speak up and declare the Truth that the world needs to hear. Declaring that Jesus is Lord and that there is no other.

There are a lot of things in your life that are true, and you are not ashamed of telling others about. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, one of the things you should not be ashamed of or silent about is His name. Be willing and bold to declare His name to those around you. Declare what He has done for you in your life each day. The world needs to hear about Jesus.

What will you declare for the world to hear today?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the truth about Jesus; that God will give you boldness to declare His Truth for all the world to hear; and that you will not be ashamed of Jesus among anyone.

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