A Little bit of Light


“I will sing of your love and justice; 
   to you, LORD, I will sing praise. 
I will be careful to lead a blameless life— 
   when will you come to me? “

Psalm 101:1-2a

David expresses what it is to live a godly life in this passage; recognize who and what God is, and then respond. To consider God’s love and justice is certainly an awesome thing, and to take that all in and not respond with praise is almost unbelievable.

Yet, it isn’t just praise with which we should respond, for in light of God’s justice, we also must respond in the way we live our lives.  David says that he will endeavor to lead a blameless life, and while he fell short of that goal, the Bible records that he was a “man after God’s own heart”.

I cannot claim to be blameless in my life, and I suspect that I have quite a bit of company in this, yet I believe that it is for us to respond to God with our best effort.  By His mercy, we’ll get there yet, and maybe we’ll bring a ray of His light into a troubled world in the process.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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13 Responses to A Little bit of Light

  1. Noelene says:

    I stand in awe of God’s grace and mercy. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Stacy says:

    It is impossible to please God without faith. I have became vastly aware in my life that at each point I fail to trust God completely it will lead to sin. It is important to tell him all our desires, hopes, and dreams and hold nothing back. He will help us in our struggles if we will wait on Him. To simply do what is good is not enough. We must do it in faith.

  3. bcaudle77 says:

    David said, “when will you come to me.” we think that way a lot of the time, but God is always there waiting for His perfect time to unleash a/the blessing/s. and we reflect upon that bless with awe.

    God is so good to us.

    Today the pastor had an amazing line, “the holier we get the less we think of ourselves, the farther we are from God the higher we think of our walk.”

    Walking blamelessly with a humble heart, a life I strongly desire!!!

  4. I totally agree with your point that, “we also must respond in the way we live our lives.” I’m reminded of what Paul wrote about confessing Jesus as Lord-not just as an idea but as an identity! Thanks for sharing your devotionals!

  5. Roo's Ruse says:

    How eloquently and yet simply stated. Following.

  6. RG2Cents says:

    Reblogged this on RG's 2 Cents and commented:
    So Beautiful!

  7. Amen! Beautifully and truthfully expressed.

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