Psalm 25:10 “All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.”
Those who believe and obey you, Lord Jesus, get to experience your loving and faithful ways daily, as you protect, guide, discipline and provide. All your ways are loving with your children, whether they seem that way to us or not.
But it’s different for those who don’t want to keep your covenant—keeping it means believing your Word, being filled with your Spirit in humility and surrender, and walking in obedience to your Truth because we love you. “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty” (Psa. 91:1).
When we reject your way, we cut ourselves off from your grace. I think of how you rebuke, chasten and punish those who go their own way: Jacob the deceiver, king Saul the rebel, David the adulterer, Ananias and Sapphira the liars. They didn’t lose their salvation, but cut themselves off from your blessing. Keeping your covenant is the way of life, the other is the way of death. The choice is ours.
You, Lord Jesus, have proven how loving your ways are in purchasing redemption at the cost of great suffering. And with that salvation you also provide all else that we need. “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Pet. 1:3). You are our Great Shepherd, therefore we shall not lack what is necessary–as your Word says, as our experience says, as the Spirit says.
Glory be to you, O Great and Good God, Supplier of Salvation, Giver of Grace, Lover of Lavishness, Ruler of Righteousness, Shepherd of your Sheep.
To you be glory, honor and praise today in my life, O Lord Jesus. May I keep your covenant, loving you in obedience, glorifying you in trust, exalting you in witness. Amen.