Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
Today's Morsel: With the way the world is going today, many seem to be taking matters into their own hands. And this is how wars start and lives are lost. People are focusing on their surroundings and not on God. Solomon admonishes us, "If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences" (Ecclesiastes 10:4). Paul told us that these times would come (see 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 3). Therefore, we must keep our eyes on the Lord and wait for Him and not take matters into our own hands. As the writer of Hebrews informs us, "Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul" (Hebrews 10:35-39). The psalmist also said, "Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us." So let me encourage you today, don't focus on your surroundings and what is happening around you. But instead, keep your eyes on the Lord and the things around you will be seen for what they are, nothing in comparison to Him.
Sing: Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of this world will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.
Thought for Today: If things seem to be obscure, clean your lens.