Scripture 1 Kings 2:3 And keep the charge of the LORD your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn;
Observation: We continue to ask for God’s blessings, that we would prosper and that He will keep us safe and healthy, but do we keep His commands? I know for myself each day I break one of my Lord’s commands, for instance He commands me to love others as I love myself, I don’t think a day goes by that I keep that one, He told me not to have lustful or coveted thoughts and again a day doesn’t go by that I keep that command. I can go on, but I believe each one of us misses a command of our Lord, so why should we ask Him for anything? Even though we do not deserve His blessings He is so generous He gives them anyway.
Application: I need to try much harder to keep my Master’s commands, but when I don’t I need to stop and ask for His forgiveness and repent right away. It’s hard in this fallen world to be righteous, but that is what God commands me to be. I need to work so much harder on loving my brothers and sisters and to have a concern for those that are lost. I need to put God first in my heart and not my desires, but to live a life that will honor my Lord and to keep all of His commandments.
Prayer: My Lord and my God, You know my heart and that I do want to be the best I can be, but you also know my nature and how I always fall short. Strengthen me and give me the wisdom I will need to live a righteous life before you. I want to run this race will You coach me each day to do what is right in your sight.