Intro: You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone is an idiom that always resonates value within me. I hold onto it, because it reminds me to live each day enjoying my relationship with God, the reality and power of the truth, the blessings I have been given in my loved ones, my calling and work, the people around me, and my freedom; all imparted to me because of the love of Jesus. In this selfish and self-aggrandizing world, it is all too easy to become spiritually distracted from the truth and take these blessings for granted until they are no longer available.
The work of sin is to distract and divide humanity from the truth of God’s love. In the beginning, when Eve saw the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge—the fruit God said was off limits—it outwardly appeared extremely desirable to the senses and distracted her from the truth. Yet, inwardly that fruit, when eaten, quickly divided the heart and brought both physical and spiritual death.
In our passage today, David asks God to deliver him from evil, as well as heal and reconnect his divided heart. David wants help being loyal to God; he knows he cannot live in a way that honors and glorifies him without divine intervention. He needs a Savior. He needs the Lord.
So, our faithful and loving Lord created a way for humanity to regain what the enemy robbed in the garden. For this reason, salvation in Christ begins in the heart of human beings. There is grace for today; tomorrow is not promised. While there is time, please tell others about the need for Christ. Like David, may we crave an undivided heart. Love is the Way…
Psalm 86:11-13 VOICE
O Eternal One, guide me along Your path so that I will live in Your truth. Unite my divided heart so that I will fear Your great name.
O Lord, my God! I praise You with all that I am. I will rightly honor Your great name forever.
For Your loyal love for me is so great it is beyond comparison. You have rescued my soul from the depths of the grave.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for guiding our understanding of the Truth. Continue to teach us to walk in wisdom, by staying connected to Christ. Holy Spirit, grow the fruit of love within us, so we can live as victorious sons and daughters. In Jesus’ name. Amen.