Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob.
I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.
So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.
O that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
Then I would quickly subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their foes.
Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their doom would last forever.
I would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
Food For Thought:
The line that stands out to me is God making a plea for God’s people to walk in God’s ways. Think about what it means to walk in God’s ways. How are you walking in God’s ways? What are some of the attributes of a follower of Christ?
Source of life, you feed us with the spiritual milk of your love and deliver us from darkness to light. Encompass us in the circle of your protection, that, secure in your sustaining power, you may find the wisdom and strength to challenge the evils of our time. Amen.
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