Hebrews 2; Genesis 46:28-47:31; Psalm 37
Throughout my years in life I have sought to find people who were good examples; people who followed God and showed their love for Him in all they did. I remember many of those people and the joy they had in Jesus. Even now, I still look for examples of such people because I still need to see others living their faith. “Observe those who have integrity and watch those whose heart is right because the future belongs to persons of peace.” (Psalm 37:37) So many people in the spotlight today are there because of their lack of integrity. Their lifestyles are evil and they flaunt their disdain for God through their words and their actions. We live in a world where some groups would seek power through actions that are undoubtedly evil: torturing others, enslaving them, and killing them in outrageous ways. How easy it is to fall into a bitter, cynical state of mind. God calls us to seek out those who have integrity and whose heart is right. Rather than focusing on the evil, we should keep our focus on good. The future belongs not to those who would kill and murder; the future does not belong to those who would poke their finger in the eyes of God. The future belongs to the people whose lives are at peace because of their relationship with God. So, follow people whose hearts are right and full of integrity and pray for the others that they would know the love, grace, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
Lord, it’s so easy to stray from Your ways – especially when it seems like those who are wicked are prospering. Remind me each day that I need the prosperity that comes from living at peace with You. Let my life reflect the peace that I have because of the forgiveness of Jesus.