Prayer Focus: Faeroe Islands, Falkland Islands

Bible Reading: 1 Kings 1-2, Psalms 37, 71, 94

Scripture

The Lord knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile. Blessed is the man you discipline, O Lord, the man you teach from your law; you grant him relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked. (Psalm 94:11-13)

Observation

God disciplines. He teaches His law. He is active in the lives of those who follow Him—and those that don’t. He knows the futile thoughts of man. He is God!

Application

God knows my thoughts, and knows that they are futile. That’s rather discouraging, especially since I was created in His image! Oh if only my thoughts echoed the thoughts of God, my character reflected His, and my mind understood the depths of His understanding. That day will come, but until then, it is a blessing to be disciplined by God. Discipline is a sign of love. It is evidence that care and concern are present. I do not usually appreciate discipline during its execution, but it takes a loving Father to discipline.

Prayer

Daddy, thank You for loving me enough to discipline me. I want to know You and Your law. I want my life to actively—not passively—follow You. I want to learn and grow and ultimately look more like Jesus, in whose Name I pray, amen.

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