The reading for today is Psalm 64:10 KJV.
"The righteous shall be glad in the Lord and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory."
Are we, as Christians, ever NOT glad in the Lord? Do you take the time to really see what surrounds you? God has created a truly magnificent world for us to dwell in, with colors, sounds, sights, that can make our spirits soar. And the people -- all the people in all the countries all over this world, yet not two alike. Close your eyes and imagine you are in a place you really love; a mountain lake, a rocky shore, a tree-lined country road, a sunny beach. Aren't you glad God created it for you? Do you thank Him?
The previous verses remind us not to be glad when God destroys our enemy or brings down someone we might envy. It's not a "so there!" thing. We are to be glad our Lord is good and holy and just, and He protects us. We trust Him to do so. We are not to glory in someone's downfall, but to praise God for doing what is right and good. "Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart." (Psalm 32:11 KJV)
We glory, not in ourselves, but in the Lord's word, and in his gifts to us, especially that of our Savior, Jesus.
Heavenly Protector, open our eyes to the glorious creations of your world. Send your spirit to guide us to live as you would have us live, secure in the knowledge your blessings go with us through darkness and light, sunshine and shower, for ever and ever. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
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