We found a verse that just HAS to be tagged on to yesterday’s post: “Wait passionately for God, don’t leave the path.” (Psalm 37:34) Neat, eh? Here are some more great words from that Psalm (The Message):
“Righteous chews on wisdom like a dog on a bone,
rolls virtue around on his tongue.
His heart pumps God’s Word like blood through his veins;
his feet are as sure as a cat’s.” (vs. 30 ff)… (“as sure as a cat’s”–yeah, that’s good!)
OK, now for today’s “wisdom”. Many of these “bad things” are so similar, they could sort of blend into each other, along with the relating “what’s good”. For today, let’s call it “when the best intentions go awry”: it awakens you to the truth from our other reading–Ezekiel–
“All the trees of the field will recognize that I, GOD, made the great tree small and the small tree great, made the green tree turn dry and the dry tree sprout green branches. I, GOD, said it–and I did it.'” (17:24)
It doesn’t matter how hard you work to do things right, to grow a good tree–it can still go wrong; and no matter how hopeless it looks for the dead, dry tree–it can still rejuvenate. God reigns, and you need to get connected to His plan.
Thank you Lord, that when we’ve done everything we can to follow Your will, we can just trust You for the part we don’t know.