As I was reading over this chapter this morning I found it connecting with my soul. I saw a pattern of living based on seeking the face of God and listening for what He had to say to me. As I read I was reminded of why I study this book and listen for what it has to teach. It was connecting with me today.
I finally focused on this verse as the spiritual breakfast of the day. It may just be another day in a steady “path" (course NASB) (4570) of days but this reminds me it can be one of the “good” (2896a) ones.
But every day is not perfect. Life tends to intrude. What then? The promise is still there. That brought to mind another passage, in the New Testament.
(2 Corinthians 4:7-10 KJV) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.So? That gives me that balance I need. The Bible promises persecution if we walk in righteousness. It also promises victory. It is a formula I can live with today. I will leave tomorrow in His hands.