“His countenance doth behold the upright”
The upright will know the joy of God’s gaze. Uprightness of heart is found in living right and doing right. The true disciple quickly forgives others and seeks forgiveness from others; the result is the peace of God within. Uprightness is simply living free from the stain of envy, jealously, bias and compromise. It is the freedom which comes to those who abide in Christ.
“And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free”
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy”
Thought for Today
“The Lord knoweth the days of the upright”
There is a comfort in God’s nearness and His awareness of our days. Often the trials of His own are feelings of being alone and isolated. This journey of faith will take us down narrow and lonely paths with few companions in the night seasons.
In such times we are reminded of the very foundation of our life; “The Lord knows the days of the upright”! It is a comfort that quietly calms the stormy seas of angst and loneliness. The truth of this one underlying promise, “He knows”, is a consolation that forms as dew upon our disappointments and sorrows.
In the whispering of this one unassailable truth we are reminded of the sure mercies of our God.
“…weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning”