Our thoughts inform our emotions. Our emotions impact our decisions.
Mind. Then heart. Finally, will.
David saw the pattern, and he wrote that the antidote to fear — especially the fear of others — is the one whom we think about, the one whom we delight in, and the one to whom we commit.
Some say it’s all about the why. David says it’s all about the who. And, in the end, for David there was only One.
“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways,when they carry out their wicked schemes” (Psalm 37:3-7, NIV).
Our Bible reading for Monday, March 23, is Numbers 15:1 – 16:35, Luke 4:38-5:16 and Psalm 37:1-9.
Lord Jesus, send me your Holy Spirit. I want my mind, my heart and my will to be yours. I want you to be my One, as you were David’s One. May all my thoughts, emotions and decisions revolve around you. Help me to not fear anyone, except you.
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