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Give Thanks

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

By Pastor Robert Jewett

 

“I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.” Psalm 86:12

David proclaimed “I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.” (Psalm 7:17)  David endured many difficult situations that weighed heavy on his emotions.  In spite of his feelings, and his circumstances, he brought thanksgiving to the Lord. You see, whether or not David understood God’s purpose for his circumstances, he knew that God was righteous and good.  He would remind himself of God’s wonderful deeds and give him thanks with his whole heart. (Psalm 9:1)

It is God’s will for his children to give him thanks in all circumstances. (1 Thess. 5:16-18)  It does not matter if you do not understand why certain trials are in your life.  You can still thank God because he has promised to work all things together in your life to make you more like Jesus. (Romans 8:28-29)  He has also promised that he will not allow anything in your life beyond which you are able to bear and He will give you the resources to endure the trial. (1 Corinthians 10:13)  Therefore, you can thank him at all times…regardless of your circumstances.  If times are good…thank him!  If times are difficult…thank him!  Praise him in the calm and in the storm for he is good!  In doing so, you will glorify his name!

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

 

The Lord God Almighty

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

By Pastor Robert Jewett

I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. Psalm 77:12–14

When was the last time that you sat still and said nothing while communing with God?  Perhaps you have tried to do so and your mind just runs wild with all the things that need to be done.  God tells us to be still and know that he is God (Psalm 46:10).  It is vitally important that we remember who God is…the Lord God Almighty.

As the Lord God Almighty, he is the one who made the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) As the Lord God Almighty, he is our Maker and the one whom we are to worship and bow down. (Psalm 95:6) As the Lord God Almighty, he is the Alpha and Omega, who is and who was and who is to come. (Revelation 1:8)  As the Lord God Almighty, he has promised to never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)  When we stand in awe of his holiness and greatness, our prayers are filled with thanksgiving and much of our prayers are focused on loving him and loving others. “…Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory…” (Revelation 19:6–7).

Friend, I encourage you today to stop and ponder God’s work and to meditate on his mighty deeds.  The Lord God Almighty is forever faithful so trust and rest in him!

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 850 East Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

Empowered for Resolution

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchBy Pastor Robert Jewett

As we begin a new year, many of us will set out to make changes in our lives.  After enjoying much feasting from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, it is typical to resolve to change our eating habits and setup some serious exercise routines.  Fitness gyms love this time of year because memberships spike.  The mindset is, “I am going to get healthy this year!”  While I certainly share these sentiments, I also understand that my spiritual health is even more important than my physical health.

Changing eating habits and committing to exercising regularly takes self-discipline and a time commitment. To plan out meals, shop for specific foods, and then prepare healthy meals takes dedication.  Adding a new exercise routine takes even more energy and time.  While many will make a resolution to start these habits, not all will successfully accomplish them.  If you happened to make this resolution, I encourage you to press on and not give up.

Beyond your physical bodies, however, I want to encourage you to “train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Tim. 4:7-8).  Training for godliness begins by repenting from sin and placing all your trust in Jesus Christ.  Much like eating a healthy diet and exercising, your spiritual diet includes regularly reading the Bible and then doing what it says.  Your ongoing spiritual training occurs daily as you express your love for God by obeying him and by loving others.  The beauty of your spiritual training is that since it is ultimately for the glory of God, it is God who empowers your resolution to get spiritually fit: “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13).

Let the training begin!

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona.  For more information, visit wordoftruthcc.com.

Priceless Gift

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

By Pastor Robert Jewett

According to all the religions of the world, biblical Christianity is the only one that claims you are not able to save yourself by being good enough to inherit Heaven. In fact, it teaches that salvation is a gift from God. This gift was given to us by God’s grace through faith in Christ.  By simple definition, a gift is something that is given voluntarily without payment in return.

The reason why salvation has to be a gift from God is because even in man’s best attempt to be righteous, his good works are still like filthy rags to God (Isaiah 64:6). The Bible says that we have ALL sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Since we have all sinned against God, the only way to inherit eternal life is to be “justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).

So how is being justified a gift? Although wonderfully profound, the simplicity is that although I have sinned, Christ paid the penalty for my sins so that God can look upon me “just if I’d” never sinned.  The gift therefore is complete and permanent forgiveness.

As you celebrate Christmas, remember that there is no gift that comes even remotely close to the priceless gift we have in Jesus!  May you have a very blessed CHRISTmas!

 

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

Overcoming Burdens

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

By Pastor Robert Jewett

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” -Psalm 55:22
Nobody likes to have burdens but they are a common part of life. Some people hold to a false belief that once they respond to God’s love by abiding in Christ, they will no longer have burdens. This is not a Biblical view and will only lead to defeat and disillusionment in that person’s life. Scripture not only tells us that we will have burdens. It also tells us how to endure, deal with, and overcome all burdens that life will bring.

Burdens come in all sorts. They may be physical, relational, financial, etc. What is a burden in my life may, or may not, be a burden in your life. What is common in our burdens, however, is that God can use all of them to draw us closer to him. Paul expressed how he, along with Timothy, were utterly burdened with afflictions so severely that they despaired of life itself, but that the sufferings made them rely not on themselves but on God (2 Cor. 1:8-10).
Much like Paul and Timothy learned, we too will experience burdens that are meant to get us to rely not on our own strength but upon God’s. These burdens are meant to remind us to keep our hope in God and not in anything else. Remember, if God is for us, who can be against us (Rom. 8:31).
Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

The Cost Of Discipleship

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

By Pastor Robert Jewett

And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head,” (Matthew 8:19–20).

It has become commonplace to make the call of discipleship appealing to the natural man.  The truth about discipleship has been replaced with a “better you” mantra.  The importance of man has been elevated, instead of the importance of God.  As a result, the gift of God is no longer received with gratitude, but instead expected as some type of entitlement.

Jesus’ call to discipleship was far different than what is often taking place today.  Jesus always laid out the cost of discipleship.  Popular opinion today says, “Laying out the cost of discipleship is not good church-growth practice.”

It is believed that such truth would discourage individuals from following Christ.  If Christ is our example, why would we present discipleship any different from him?  After all, it is God who adds to the church those who are being saved (Acts 2:47).

Are we more concerned with the number of attendees than we are with those who are being saved?  God help us if this is the case!  Christ was concerned with truth.   Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32).  The truth is… discipleship has a cost.

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

Walk The Walk

By Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ,” (1 Corinthians 11:1).

Which one has a greater impact:  preaching about something or living it out?

Those who preach, but do not practice what they preach, are called hypocrites.  They talk the talk, but do not walk the walk.  On the other hand, those who practice what they preach talk it and walk it.  Their example speaks volumes about the genuineness of what they profess.

The Apostle Paul preached a lot, but he practiced always.  He often wrote about the ways that he lived out his faith before others – giving them an example to follow (1 Thessalonians 1:5-7; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-8).  People could not argue with the godly example that Paul lived.  The evidence of his righteous living served as an encouragement and model to other believers and as a testimony of the power of God to unbelievers.

Paul lived his life imitating Christ.  Jesus set an example of love, humility, and servanthood.  His lifestyle was centered on pleasing the Father.  His drive was fueled by his desire to bring glory to his Father.  Our Lord did not have to speak about his attributes, he lived them.  He is our perfect example that we should imitate.

Many think that Christians are a bunch of hypocrites because of all the people who profess Christ, but do not obey him.  True believers are to walk the walk and live out their faith in Christ by imitating Him through love, humility, and servanthood.

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

Living The Blessed Life

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

By Pastor Robert Jewett

In a world of lies and deception, we are blessed to have God’s word to lead us in righteousness.

Since God cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18), every word of His proves true (Proverbs 30:5).  God promises great peace to those who love His word and says nothing can make them stumble (Psalms 119:165). The test of whether one loves God’s word or despises it is simply assessed by whether they obey it or not.

God’s word was given for our good…it is what the Holy Spirit uses to penetrate our hearts with truth.

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart,” (Hebrews 4:12).

It is also God’s word that perfects us and equips us for every good work that He has prepared for us.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work,” (2 Timothy 3:16–17).

Jesus said, “Blessed … are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28).

So grab your Bible and open it up…read it and obey it!

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

Good Aroma!

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

By Pastor Robert Jewett

“For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,” (2 Corinthians 2:15).

Have you ever walked into a place where someone was cooking fish?  The aroma of the fish most likely struck you immediately.  Your response to the fish smell was either positive because you like fish, or negative because you do not like fish. Note:  It did not matter if you liked fish or not, you still smelled it.  Being a fish, it had no choice but to give off the aroma of fish regardless if those present liked it or not.

Being a Christian is, in a way, like that fish.  Wherever Christians go, they leave a fragrance behind.  There are some who like the fragrance and others who hate it.  To those who reject the Lord, the fragrance will be loathsome…but to those who respond to the Lord, or who have already responded, the fragrance will be a pleasant one.

“To one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life,” (2 Corinthians 2:16).

There is no time like the present to leave the aroma of Christ wherever we go!  May your life be used during these days to bring hope to others.

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

Multiple Ways To Heaven?

Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett

By Pastor Robert Jewett

 

There are people who hold to a belief that all roads lead to heaven. They believe that as long as one is sincere in his or her beliefs, then they will go to heaven – regardless of what they believe.

The standard for them is not truth, but rather sincerity. No matter how sincere someone is about not succumbing to the force of gravity prior to jumping off a building, they will soon plummet to the ground at 9.8 meters per second.  Although they may have been sincere, the truth prevailed.

The apostle Peter boldly proclaimed that “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved,” (Acts 4:12).

Those who wish to push aside the claims of Christ are quick to judge Christians as arrogant and narrow-minded. Jesus was not concerned about those who would make such claims about him.  He unashamedly declared, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” (John 14:6).

Jesus made it very clear that sincerity in anything other than him would not save anyone.  He alone came to die so that the sinner may live.  He alone rose from the grave to conquer sin and death.  He alone is the way to heaven.

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

Children of God

By Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community Church“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God,” (John 1:12–13).

In the opening chapter of his gospel, the apostle John testifies to a truth that is both mysterious and marvelous:  mankind can become children of God.

Not only is it possible for mankind to become children of God, it is a work of God himself (John1:13, 6:65).   Mankind’s only responsibility is to receive and believe. The one who receives Christ and believes in his name is the one who repents from his sin and follows Christ at any cost (Mark 1:15, Luke 14:25-33).

As children of God, we have peace with our Maker (Romans 5:1).  Our sins are forgiven and we can now live victoriously through our Lord.  Christ not only took the penalty of our sins upon himself, he rose from the dead and conquered sin and death.

He has risen…he has risen indeed (1 Corinthians 15:20)!

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona.  For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

What Is Man?

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchBy Pastor Robert Jewett

“O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow,” (Psalm 144:3-4)

Have you ever stopped to ponder how many stars God created? Just within our galaxy, the Milky Way, there are an estimated 300,000,000,000 stars. Yes, 300 billion! But that is only our galaxy.

Scientists have conservatively estimated that there are 200 billion galaxies. So go ahead and do the math.  300 billion, times 200 billion, equals an estimated 60,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars that God has created. That’s 60 sextillion stars!

If that is not mind-boggling enough, the sun is an average-sized star and 1 million earths can fit inside the sun.

Stop and meditate on these numbers.  Now consider how big man is when compared to the universe.

It is absolutely humbling to conclude that in size comparison to the universe, man is like a grain of sand. It is even more humbling to know that much like God has named every one of his stars (Isaiah 40:26; Psalm 147:4), he has known us before we were ever formed. His thoughts toward us are more abundant than the sand (Psalm 139:15-18). He has even numbered the hairs on our heads (Matthew 10:30).

May we walk humbly before our God (Micah 6:8)!

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona.  For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

Amazing Love

By Pastor Robert Jewett

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community Church“How precious is your steadfast love, O God!” (Psalm 36:7).

God’s love is truly amazing! His love is poured out on us through his grace, mercy, and patience (Psalm 145:8). Although we are deserving of death, God’s love offers us eternal life (Romans 6:23).

My friend, there is no greater love than this! How will you respond to His wonderful love? David responded this way, “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands,” (Psalm 63:3-4).

When we stand in awe of God’s amazing love for us, we will seek for Him to refine us. In response to God’s great love, David prayed, “Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness,” (Psalm 26:2-3).

Respond to God’s love! It is God’s love that will drive you to bring him glory. It is his love that will keep you fixed on him and able to endure until the end (Matthew 24:13).

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona.  For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

2015? Seriously?

By Pastor Robert Jewett

 

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchCan you believe it is 2015? I remember watching The Jetson’s cartoon when I was a child. The setting of the cartoon was 2062, and one thing that amazed me as a child was when George Jetson’s boss, Mr. Spacely, appeared on a screen and they communicated face-to-face. Although this seemed far-fetched back then, such technology is commonplace today. Such advancements in technology are sobering reminders that we are getting older.

Although each new day brings newer advancements in technology, it also brings us one day closer to meeting our Maker. For those of us who have placed our hope and trust in Jesus, we rejoice that our salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed (Romans 13:11). But for those of us who have never placed our trust in Jesus, the Day of Judgment is drawing nigh.

The Bible warns that “no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13). Our God is love and desires that we receive his grace and mercy by turning to Him.

May we all live each passing day with the hope and expectancy of eternal life.

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

Unopened Gift

By Pastor Robert Jewett

2 Corinthians 9:15 – Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchEvery year Christmas comes and goes like a season. While many celebrate the festive occasion with gift giving, Christians gather to celebrate an even greater gift, Jesus our Savior. The greatest gift of salvation was given to mankind through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9).

With much of the attention on shopping and gift giving, the remembrance of Christ has slowly faded from the “holy-day.” Families gather to exchange gifts and a meal together but often forget the greatest gift of all. While they may enjoy receiving the latest gadget or trendy clothing, they neglect the gift that won’t break or go out of style.

Although the season of Christmas may come and go, Christ’s gift of eternal life is available 24/7/365. There is no greater love, no greater gift than someone laying down his life for another. Jesus has done this for you!

May this gift not go unopened this Christmas! Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas!

We invite you to join us for Christmas Eve Service at 7 p.m.

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

 

Be Exalted, O God

BY PASTOR ROBERT JEWETT

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchOne of the most common ways that man is deceived is through self-exaltation. We are taught at a very young age to believe that we are somebody special. The enemy is very crafty in getting the world to believe that they are the center of the universe and that there is no need for God. Satan’s cunning tactics deceive us to believe that everything is all about us.

In reality, we are nothing when compared to God. God is all-knowing (omniscient); we are not. God is almighty (omnipotent); we are not. God is present everywhere at the same time (omnipresent); we are not. When we understand the magnitude of how great God is, we will agree with David, “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth,” (Psalm 57:5).

We must acknowledge that the Lord is the only one worthy to be exalted over all the earth. If we focus on the splendor of the Lord, we will be humbled to see how we do not even come close to comparing to him. Instead of exalting ourselves, we will be humbled by his majesty and will exalt him above the heavens!

Word of Truth Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., at 850 E. Parkridge Ave., #110, in Corona. For more information, visit WordOfTruthCC.com.

 

Is It I?

BY PASTOR ROBERT JEWETT

 

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchWhen it was evening, [Jesus] reclined at a table with the twelve. And as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?” (Matthew 26:20–22).

This is possibly one of the most intriguing interactions in the Bible. How is that none of the disciples knew that Judas was going to be the betrayer? One would assume that they must have seen something different in him. Not only did they not see any outward evidence indicting Judas, but they all asked, “Is it I, Lord?”

Think about Judas’ life. He followed Jesus; he witnessed the miracles of Jesus; he performed miracles in Jesus’ ministry; he was included in The Twelve. As far as anyone could tell, Judas was sold out for Jesus. The reality, however, is that Judas did not follow the requirements of being a disciple according to Jesus. “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me,” (Luke 9:23). Instead of living for Me, Myself, and I, the child of God lives for Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

For more information about Word of Truth Community Church, visit http://www.wordoftruthcc.com.

 

 

 

Just Do It

By PASTOR ROBERT JEWETT

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community Church

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community Church

People have a natural tendency to do things their own way. Thus, God instructs us to not lean on our own understanding, nor be wise in our own eyes (Proverbs 3:5, 7). God graciously reminds us that his thoughts and ways are far higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9). Since God knows everything, we would do well to heed His every word (Psalms 139:4; 1 John 3:19-20).

Sadly, many still choose to live according to their own way. Much like a person going through the cafeteria line, many people pick and choose things they like about Jesus and pass over the things they do not like. They pick the things that make them feel good (2 Timothy 4:3), and avoid the things that expose their sin and make them feel convicted (John 3:20).

Since God is good, loving, and faithful (Psalm 100:5), we can trust His word to be for our good and his glory. You will find great peace and victory in just doing what God says without questioning it. Begin today to focus your attention on pleasing God through complete obedience, knowing that God desires obedience more than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22).

For  information about Word of Truth Community Church, visit http://www.wordoftruthcc.com.

 

Eastvale: Why Go to Church?

BY PASTOR ROBERT JEWETT

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchWhile many people go to church for varying reasons, many others do not go to church for just as many reasons. Biblically speaking, it is the body of believers who are the church…not the building where they gather. This begs the question, “Why should anyone go to church?”

While many will argue, “I don’t have to go to church to be a Christian,” the reality is that going to church should strengthen our faith and encourage us to walk as Jesus walked. The Bible says, “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near,” (Hebrews 10:24-25). Hence, going to church is about being built up in the Lord.

Going to church gives opportunity for individual believers to be encouraged and to encourage others. With all the cares of this world, it is easy to get our minds focused on anything but the Lord. By going to church, we are instructed in God’s Word, encouraged by fellow believers, and refocused on what truly matters.

For more information about Word of Truth Community Church, visit http://www.wordoftruthcc.com.

Desiring God?

BY PASTOR ROBERT JEWETT

Pastor Robert Jewett Word of Truth Community ChurchSearch me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (Psalm 139:23–24).

David, a man whom God declared was a man after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14), desired to live righteously before God. With his eyes fixed on the Lord, David welcomed God’s correction in his life. David understood that God knew every detail about him and that there was nothing that he could hide from the Lord (Psalm 139:1-16). Thus, he willingly opened himself up for correction and discipline from the Lord.

Correction and discipline are never a pleasant experience: “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it,” (Hebrews 12:11). We are instructed not to “despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights” (Proverbs 3:11-12).

In response to the Father’s love, pray today and ask Him to search you and know you, to reveal any wicked way in you, and to lead you in the way everlasting.

 

Pastor Rob Jewett is with the Word of Truth Community Church. For more information about Word of Truth Community Church, visit http://www.wordoftruthcc.com.