“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.”
Golf has been the hardest game I have ever tried to learn. I will admit that even today I am still not very good at it. My answer has always been to work harder, to put in more effort and to force results…you know, trust in my ability! When it comes to our salvation and our walk in the Lord, who do we trust? Is our confidence in our ability or do we trust in the completed work of the Lord? The apostle Paul records in (Ephesians 2: 8-9) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Paul is speaking about works of the Law and that our salvation is not accomplished through the keeping of the Law of Moses. Our salvation is in the Lord’s grace through faith. How often can our attitudes become like that of the Pharisees, where we trust in our abilities and not in the Lord?
1. Where is our trust? Examine your life and ask tough questions. Do I trust my abilities or am I trusting the Lord?
2. Where is my focus? Am I focused on my abilities or am I seeking the Lord?
3. Who is it that I seek? Seeking the Lord is more than knowing about Him. Seeking Him is to know Him and apply His words and ways to my life. Am I seeking Him?
Psalm 34 - A Devotional Guide, Steve Ellis
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.