…Then God will establish one of David’s descendants as king. He will rule with mercy and truth. He will always do what is just and be eager to do what is right.
Isaiah 16:5 NLT
“Aw, Mom—do I have to?”
How often have you heard a child say those words when asked to do a chore? They reflect a heart that’s reluctant to do what’s right. Sometimes my heart reflects the same.
“Forgive that person who’s hurt you,” whispers the Holy Spirit. “Avoid the sin of gluttony. Invite your neighbors for dinner tonight. Invest time in that gal who’s so emotionally needy.”
My human bent is to say, “Aw, God—do I have to?” But if He’s truly my Lord and His Spirit fills me, then my response ought to reflect a heart that’s eager to do what’s right. A bending of the knee. A “Yes, Lord,” without reserve.
What’s the Holy Spirit whispering to you? Are you reluctant to obey, or eager to do what’s right?
The king whom God would establish displayed the latter attitude. May the same be said about us.
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