April 17, 2017 – Psalm 25:9-10

He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. Psalm 25:9-10

Yesterday, we celebrated Easter, the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  Jesus, our Savior, who was scorned, humiliated, scourged.  Why?  Because He loves us with a love that has no end.

There is no way we can be perfect on this earth. Yet, we boast about what we are able to do and accomplish.  We boast about how God has gifted us – thinking we have accomplished everything on our own. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil.  James 4:15-16.

Those who fear and respect the Lord God, allow themselves to be guided in God’s Way, and choose to walk with Him.  Not occasionally, but every moment. The choice is ours.

What inheritance do we wish for our children?  We often think of a monetary inheritance.  This is how the world thinks.  Yet, the greatest legacy we can receive from our parents and grandparents is the example of faithfulness to God.  The verse says our children shall receive the land.  The Children of Israel spent forty years searching for the promised land.  We spend a lifetime searching for the promised land, our inheritance. Our inheritance is being faithful to our Lord and receiving eternal life.   We teach our children, God’s next generation. When we fail in this faithfulness, we steal our children’s legacy from them.

The greatest legacy is to teach our children and their children, Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Way.

Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose. They will live in prosperity, and their children will inherit the land. Psalm 25:12-13