Psalm 1:6 “For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,”
[You, the infinite and eternal One, are abundantly able to care for and supply all for your children, whom you have made righteous in Christ.
You are actively, powerfully, intimately involved in protecting, providing and carrying us forward in this life. As we walk in the way of the righteous, you give us multiple opportunities every day to fulfill the purpose of our lives in offering thanks in every situation—especially the ones we don’t like—and thereby honor you before all the unseen hosts as well as humans. You are our Good and Gracious Shepherd.
“but the way of the wicked will perish.”
[The way of the wicked spirals downward into ever increasing darkness, for they have rejected the Grace and Mercy offered. You, O Lord, want to watch over the way of all, but sadly not all will enter your path.
Praise you, Lord Jesus, that you came as Savior first, and that you will come again as Judge to end wickedness, sin, evil, suffering, pain, sickness and death.
In you only is what we need: the goodness, grace, love, care, protection, security, significance, peace, hope and joy that every human being longs for. How sad that so many, for the sake of feeling independent, reject all this and end up in utter darkness and total binding. The way of the wicked is certainly like deep darkness (Prov. 4:19).
You are the opposite, the Lord of Light, who is worthy of praise, for you shine your light upon every human being, you call all, you chose those who respond, giving us more and more light. “The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining on every more brightly til the full light of day” (Prov. 4:18).
Praise you for your grace, Lord Jesus, undeserved by us, but continually poured out on us in great waves of love. You are worthy of worship, of praise, of glory, of honor. I bow before you now in surrender, and I rise up to join you in obedience, to follow your leading today.]