Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. – (Psalm 106:3, NIV)
Those who obey His commands are happy. They do good things all the time. – (Psalm 106:3, ERV)
The happiest one on earth is the one who keeps Your word and clings to righteousness every moment. – (Psalm 106:3, TPT)
When we act justly and do what is right, there is joy in knowing that we have carried out the will of God. Our obedience brings happiness, as we discover what it is to know God’s pleasure. He loves us no matter what, yet knowing He is pleased with our words, thoughts and actions brings blessing to the depth of our being. The more we seek the Lord, the more equipped we are to know what is right and just. As we ask, He is faithful to answer and show us what it is to act justly and to do good at all times. We are all a work in progress. No one gets it right 100% of the time, yet those who are actively seeking wisdom and grace, find joy in choosing well. May we ever seek the Lord to lead us to act justly and do what is right, each new day that we draw breath.
True happiness comes,
As we freely choose;
Justice and mercy,
Proof of God’s good news.
When we choose what’s right,
God’s pleasure is known;
Our hearts find blessing,
As goodness is shown.
So, seek the Father,
Act justly, choose right;
Choose to be His light.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You remind us of the happiness our heart will hold when we act justly and do what is good in Your eyes. Forgive us for the times that we have been unjust, unkind, or negligent in doing what You have called us to do. Teach us to trust You always; for You alone are good and faithful. Show us how to love those around us through acting justly and doing good. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for who You are and how You love us all. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Human, the Lord has told you what goodness is. This is what He wants from you: Be fair to other people. Love kindness and loyalty, and humbly obey your God. – Micah 6:8