Reward for the Faithful

The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed (rewarded) .

For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

For all His judgments were before me; And as for His statutes; I did not depart from them.

I was also blameless before Him; And I kept myself from my iniquity.

Therefore, the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness in His eyes.

2 Samuel 22:21-25

Wow!  Talk about a clear mandate to live a life of holiness, a life set apart for God, a life of obedience to His ways.

I feel that this is the key here.  God’s eyes, God’s standards, God’s statutes, God’s laws – not ours.  When our lives are measured by His measuring stick, and we “measure up” – He has our back.

How arrogant is it to think that we can do whatever we want, live however we “feel”, and still expect God to bless us, and honor our lives?

Father, may I never lose sight of the mark that You have set.  You tell me over and over in Your Word that I can live a Godly life, that I can be holy, that I can please You.  Help me to do just that!  Create in me a pure heart, totally sensitized to what pleases You, and what displeases You, so that I can please You with every choice that I make.

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