Monday, March 27, 2017
Psalm 23:5-6: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
When I was in my twenties, single, and still going to school, my friends and I were not adverse to "staying out late" until 1:00 to 2:00 in the morning on Friday and Saturday nights. I look back at that behavior and I think to myself, "How did we make it through those days alive?" And the answer lies in our psalm for today. Even though we pushed the edge of the envelope, God was always with us.
Does that mean that we can do the things that we want to do, stay out late, maybe party a little too much? Read Romans 5:20 - 6:4 for the answer.
What this means is that God continues to protect us when we do sin. God continues to forgive sin to those who repent. God continues to guide us to die to sin and live with His righteousness that He gave through Jesus. Let's pray.
Father God, thank You for saving us from ourselves. Thank You for Jesus and His life in exchange for our lives. Guide us by the Holy Spirit to live our lives dead to sin and alive in You. We pray this in Jesus' name. And all God's children say...
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.