Life Lessons

Proverbs 5:21 ~ For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He watches all his paths.

God is constantly watching over us, noting our decisions, pondering our plans, observing our behavior - not primarily for judgment, but for blessing. He knows exactly what we need and so He invites us to ask Him for His counsel.

God sees and knows all!

Matthew 20:15 ~ "Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?"

The Lord can and does distribute His gifts and His goodness as He will. By definition, grace cannot be earned or deserved, so God is completely free to parcel out His favor however He choose.

Be glad for others whom the LORD blesses!

Matthew 5:6 ~ "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."

To hunger and thirst for righteousness ultimately means that one hungers and thirsts for God. And those who long for the Lord—the true King of kings, not a false deity of their own imagination—will find Him and be filled to overflowing with joy, peace, happiness, and true contentment.

Matthew 5:13 ~ "You are the salt of the earth."

Jesus wants us to take our role as salt seriously—both as a preservative and a seasoning. Through us, the lost are to be drawn to the Lord—preserved for eternal life. They also "taste and see that the LORD is good" (Ps. 34:8) and see that following Him is life at its very best.