Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
(Psalms 147:11 (NIV))
How do you think the Lord feels about society in today’s world?
Is He pleased? Is He delighted, or is He saddened by what He sees?
In all reality, our world is in a pretty disheartening state. Society states that anything goes, and it often does. It saddens me to say that some groups who claim to follow Jesus have allowed sin to infiltrate what they teach and preach. How do you think the Lord feels about this?
I want to ask those of you who are parents a few questions.
Do you love you children unconditionally? Would you say that your love for your children is unfailing? How do you feel about your children if they do something that is against all that you have taught them? Would it break your heart? Would you still love them if they rebelled against you? Do you think that your children fear you? Let me rephrase that last question if your children are adults. I realize that fear is a harsh word, but do you think that your children feared you when they were growing up? Is it possible for a child to love their parents yet still fear them? Is it possible to love someone and realize that the one who is the center of that love is also rightfully the one who is in authority over you?
Going back to the concept of parents with children, if you have a child who rebels, do you delight in them? You still love them, but they cause heartache and not delight.
Is the Lord delighted in you?
Copyright 1998 – 2018 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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