Daily Psalm for 5/1/2022

I will establish his offspring forever
and his throne as the days of the heavens.
If his children forsake my law
and do not walk according to my rules,
if they violate my statutes
and do not keep my commandments,
then I will punish their transgression with the rod
and their iniquity with stripes,
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love
or be false to my faithfulness.
I will not violate my covenant
or alter the word that went forth from my lips. Psalms 89:29-34

The reference to “offspring” does not refer to “natural born” but to those who walk in obedience to the Lord. David’s natural borns sons and grandsons would have to make a choice of which G-d or god they would serve. Living a Godly life is not the same as “talking about it.  The Word of the Lord commands us to live for the Lord in our daily walk and in doing so, His Spirit will live vicariously through us. When we are punished for disobedience, it doesn’t mean that the Lord no longer loves us but that He will have us repeat things until we pass the test consider how long it took for Israel to finally cross the Jordan River.

Father,

You allow us the privilege and responsibility to choose the pathway we will walk. Even if our paths take us to the outermost parts of the world and into the deepest pits yet, you do not take your love from us. Your desire for us is that we would walk in the paths of righteousness for your namesake. When your children fall into sin, the world cheers the breakdown of your church and we are used as poster children of why G-d does not exist. Help me today to walk in your light so that I may show the world that you are who you say you are. I pray for those who have recently lost a beloved one that you will comfort them with these words. May Your Spirit ever guide me in all that I do and say. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand who they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land by rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
IHS
MK
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