Friday, March 13, 2009

Psalm 11:7

“For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.” (NASB)


“For the LORD is righteous (tsaddiyq: just, lawful, right, correct), He loves righteousness (tsedaqah: justice, right, righteous acts, truthfulness); The upright (yashar: right, righteous, straight, correct, pleasing, straightforward, fitting, proper) will behold (chazah: see, look, perceive) His face (paniym: before, presence, countenance, person).”


For the LORD is righteous and just, He loves justice and truthfulness. The straight and righteous will look and see His countenance.


How does one see God? Walk in righteousness and truthfulness. So many people I talk to say that they just don't "sense God's presence" or they "can't ever seem to hear God's voice". I believe that this is often the case because as a whole, we don't seek holiness and righteousness. Unlawful and selfish lifestyles distance us from the LORD. We cannot go our own ways, making up our own spiritual guidelines and expect to walk in intimacy with the LORD. He gave us instruction in His Word and has sent the Holy Spirit to guide us. It is our responsibility to be holy as He is holy. Today, seek righteousness. Above all else, be found upright in the eyes of the LORD.

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