Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 48:17 – 19, Psalm 1, Matthew 11:16-19
Scientific laws are to the physical world what God’s laws are to the spiritual world: they respectively describe the way the physical and the spiritual world are designed to unfold and move through time and space. If I am to understand and engage the spiritual realm in a good way, I need to base my words and deeds on the wisdom of God expressed in the teachings and directions of the Lord. Unfortunately it is much easier to sit in the ‘seat of the scoffers’, the detractors, (complainers) than to ‘delight in’ the laws of God. Too often I find myself like a whiny child complaining incessantly about the minutiae of life, consumed with the inadequacies of projects or people and focused on physical comforts. The way I should go, the prophet Isaiah, the Psalmist, and Christ Jesus remind me, is to pay attention to the commandments of God and delight in the laws of the Holy Spirit. Will I sit in the easy chair of scoffers, or stand up and walk in knowledge and delight of God’s laws? Father God, help me not sit in the seat of the scoffers, but delight in your law.
Their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. (Psalm 1:2)
The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.
Julian of Norwich
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.