Guide to peace and contentment

When I was a kid, my parents had a rule for my brother and me: no matter what other children were doing, we were expected to behave ourselves. Of course, they’d prefaced this with instruction on what they considered appropriate behavior, so there wasn’t any excuse when we chose unwisely. It’s so easy to get swept along with the crowd. No one wants to feel as if they don’t fit in or to be ridiculed. But as we’ve already discussed this week, the “crowd” doesn’t always make God-honoring choices. Many people have hardened themselves to the ways of God. The Psalmist wrote, “but I…” No matter what those around him were saying and doing, he made a different choice: to delight in God’s instruction. He recognized the eternal value of a relationship with his Father. He recognized that the things of this world are temporary and pale in comparison with knowing and honoring his Redeemer. We all have a choice to make regarding a relationship with Him, and the longer we resist Him, the more hardened we become to His tender voice calling us to Him. Even those of us who have made a commitment to Christ can drift away if we aren’t careful. If we want to hear His voice, if we want to heed His instruction, then we must stay in His word. It’s our guide to peace and contentment that lasts into eternity.

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