Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rejoice in the Lord

The godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him. Psalm 64:10 NLT

This verse has two sentences but they are not two separate thoughts. There is not a group of godly people and another group who do what is right. The godly do what is right! This verse is trying to express what the followers of God do: followers of God give God the glory and find stay in God's protection. Rejoicing in God and praising God are simply two ways to say the same thing.

This makes me wonder if godly people automatically give God praise or if giving God praise makes you a godly person. It also follows that God wants us to praise him so if we are doing what is right, we will be giving God the glory. Do only the godly find shelter in God? Do those who seek shelter in God become godly?

I have no answers beyond saying that I want to be a godly person, doing what is right.

God, we rejoice and find shelter in you. We do what is right and give you praise. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims

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