Do good

Date: Saturday, June 21

ScripturePsalm 37:1-7

Verse: Trust the Lord and do good; / live in the land, and farm faithfulness. (Psalm 37:3)

trustAll week we have been talking about our call to go: to travel at God’s speed, to come down from the mountain, to tell others about Jesus, to get out of the boat, to go where we are sent. Today’s Psalm sums the week up so nicely, “Trust the Lord and do good.” What a great summary of our call to be sent. Trust in the Lord, and do good — do his work.

That sounds simple enough, right? But for many of us trust can be a difficult thing. We have been burned by too many people to be quick to trust another. We have made enough bad decisions to know trusting ourselves hasn’t always worked out. So extending that trust to God can be difficult. But God can be trusted everything. He loves us, and has the best in store for us.

So we cannot just sit idly by, receiving whatever God has in store for us. We also need to go and do good. We have been called to do good in our families, in our circles of friends and coworkers, in our communities, in our nation, and in our world. We go, trusting not in our own ability, but in what God can and will do through us. We go trusting Jesus to be with us every day as we share his goodness. We go knowing the Holy Spirit empowers us to do more good than we could ever do on our own. We go to do good, trusting the Lord for the results.

Prayer: Teach me, O God, to trust You as I go to do your will for my life. Amen.

Action: Spend this weekend doing good — volunteer, spend time with family, share with friends, etc.

Respond: What does trusting the Lord look like?

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About Joe Iovino

Christian, husband & father, Associate Pastor in Monument CO, guitar player, motorcyclist, Mets fan.
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