Today’s Bible Reading:
Genesis 18:16-19:38; Matthew 6:25-7:14; Psalm 8:1-9; Proverbs 2:6-15
So this morning I enjoyed the snooze button a little too much and I find my focus is definitely lacking. But once the morning routine was finished I sat down with my daily Bible reading and was refreshed once again in the beauty and quiet of time spent with the Lord.
In contrast we are living in some pretty turbulent times. These words in Matthew 7:12 were just what I needed. “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.” This is the essence; the Golden Rule. So I will make every effort to watch what I say, to make sure that my words are full of grace and mercy and love and gentleness. That when reviled I do not revile in return. To be reviled is to be “criticized in an abusive or angrily insulting manner.” (Oxford Languages) Oh, remind me over and over Lord, not to revile in return!
I will also make every effort to love my husband in an extraordinary way today because he is even wearier than I am. It has been a long several weeks of labor for him as he prepares to lay decisions about his future in the hands of others.
It means, that though I am tired, I will lift up the needs of those I know to the throne of grace, to the God who knows how to give good gifts to those who ask Him (Matthew 7:11) Which leads me to the next thing that He spoke to me as I read this morning. What are mere mortals that God should care for us? (my translation of Psalm 2:4) Oh, to be loved by this God of ours and to share that great love that has been so lavishly bestowed upon us through the way we live with all those around us.