Commentary By: Gordon King
With all of the chaos and turmoil in the world we can become less than enthused about our life, about why we are here on earth. Life in fact can become very discouraging if we allow it to, however, we don’t have to let it!
“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.“
Remember each and every morning that you wake that this is the day the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it! God has given us this day to perform His will on earth as it is in heaven. He has blessed us with the bread of life, with the breath of life, with life itself!
“I shall not die, but live,
And declare the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has chastened me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I will go through them,
And I will praise the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord,
Through which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise You,
For You have answered me,
And have become my salvation.“
The good Lord has blessed us with many things, but the most important and significant of all is our eternal salvation through Jesus Christ! It is ours to declare the works of the Lord, to spread the good news of our salvation, this is our calling, this is the purpose for our life here in a foreign land.
It’s often very difficult living in this world, but it doesn’t always have to be so if we remember just who we are and why we are here. The good Lord could have just called us home after our salvation but He didn’t, and He didn’t for a reason! God Almighty has blessed us as His children, as His prized and precious possessions, because He loves us and cares for us.
Remember before you start each day to say and believe in your heart: “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!” And when discouragement comes then call upon the name of the Lord!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!