No matter how many years I went to school or how many tests I took, nothing was more disappointing or discouraging than to be reminded that my answers did not agree with the teacher’s questions. Whenever there was a disagreement, I had to defer to the teacher’s wisdom, knowledge, and learning.
And when David asked God for the answer to “Life’s Ultimate Question,” God responded by giving him a simple, straightforward, easy-to-understand answer: “The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart.” God’s words to David address our walk, our work, and our talk – which covers every aspect of our lives.
To walk blamelessly requires us to live and walk the way God would have us to walk: in His path - which is following God’s rules and regulations. His Word is not open to negotiation. We can accept it or reject it but not change it to suit our needs.
To do what is righteous requires that we are to behave – to live our lives – in ways that are consistent with the character of God. Our God is a loving God, a holy God, and a saving and serving God. Righteousness goes far beyond piety because one can be pious and not do God’s work in His world. Piety is a self-serving way of living.
To speak the truth from our hearts means that our walk and our talk are consistent and continual and conform to God’s Word and come from the very center of our being.
Prayer: Give us the strength, Father, to persevere under pressure and walk, do, and speak Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Psalm 15:2
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