Justify

I shared on my last post that sometimes I regret blogging about the daily verse God shows me. It’s neat when I get direction or affirmation, but not when I get correction! When I share my faults, I try to explain what happened but really I am justifying myself.

Luke 16:15, “He said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed before men is an abomination before God.’ ” Modern English Version

Only God knows when I am failing because He sees my heart. I may do something that looks good, but with the wrong attitude. Or, I may do something less desirable, but my heart is in the right place. Like I said, “Only God knows.”

The good news is when I fail, and repent, God throws my sin as far as the east is from the west and He forgets it!

Dear Father God,

I am grateful that You are a forgiving God. Some may misunderstand me, but You know my heart. Create in me a clean heart.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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Ouch

Ouch again! (Sometimes, I wish I were not blogging about each verse God points out to me!)

When we have a special event coming up, or are going out-of-town, my first questions are 1) “What will I wear?” and “What, or where, will we eat?”

Luke 12:23, “Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes.” Modern English Version

Last Saturday we went to Ottumwa to return a few things and to pick up an order. I fussed over my outfit and we debated where to eat. I pondered this verse for a day. What are we supposed to think about?

“Who!”

I look for ways to show kindness to others. Like holding the door for a lady who was helping her aged mother walk out of the store. But I need to consciously ask, “Who?”

David is better at asking, “Who?” On the way home, he suggested we stop at Moms for a short visit. I need to focus on “Who” not “What.”

Dear Father God,

Thank You for the reminder that people are more important than things. Open our eyes to those we can help and bless.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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