Life and Light

I started the morning, by the grace of God, like I usually do—with coffee in hand and Bible open on my lap. I humbly asked God to speak to me and help me hear and understand and apply His Word to my life today. And He did. Using Psalm 35 and 36, He spoke right to me.

I was reminded that He “fights against those who fight against me.” (v.1) In my soul He speaks to me and reminds me that He is my salvation (v.3). I was reminded that He sees everything and is not far from me (v.22). I was able to read and see the stark differences between the wickedness of man and the lovingkindness of God. In a world filled with wickedness, unrighteousness, and injustice, I needed the reminder: “Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep.” (v.5-6) Reading on in Psalm 36, I was encouraged to take refuge in God. He satisfies and clarifies as I walk this earth. “You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.” (v.9)

G.Campbell Morgan writes about Psalm 36: “To know God is to worship Him, and in His ways to find refuge, satisfaction, life, and light.”

If we ever needed a refuge, it’s now. If we ever needed the reminder that God is The Perfect Judge, it’s now. If we ever needed reminding that His presence gives life and light to show us the way to go, it’s now. We won’t find any of these things anywhere else. Where are you going for your satisfaction? Who is adding clarity to your walk today? I hope you go to God as a refuge. Read God’s Word and stay until you are satisfied. Stay until you get clarity on how to view your current circumstances. He is faithful. He is life and light.

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