We’ve been slowly walking through the Book of Psalms, and this week we’re looking at (Psalm 37). The Psalms do such a great job of talking about the topics and emotions we most often deal with in life.
There’s so much in this chapter, like always. There are 17 different commands, 25 promises, and 3 blessings of trusting in God. Each verse is full of wisdom we can soak in, use, and grab hold of daily.
What stood out to me in the passage is found in verse 5. It says, “Commit your ways to the Lord; Trust in Him and He will act.” It makes me wonder what it means to commit. I know when I commit to something it usually involves a decision to be made, and an intentional effort will follow. So what does it mean to commit?
3 ways we can commit to God:
- Pray as we go throughout our day (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Intentionally communing with God when we’re happy, sad, thankful, and in need. In all aspects of life.
- Study the Bible (Psalm 119:11). Being familiar with God’s Word we can apply His Truths to everything.
- Be in community (Proverbs 27:17). To sharpen one another with our gifts. We need each other. To lift each other up.
When we commit ourselves to the Lord (praying, studying, community), the second part of our verse says that He will act. And, immediately after that it says that He will make our righteousness shine. Committing leads to God acting by making our light shine. We need this in our life and in our business.
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