A Compass

The Psalms often serve as my compass.  They invite me to gauge which direction I am spiritually pointing and stir within me as many questions as answers.  Reflect with me on the following verse.

Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;  let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.  ~Psalm 107:43

It seems to me that if I want to be wise, I need to attend to certain things.  What are the “these things” the Psalmist is talking about?  As I read and reread the entire Psalm, I notice that there is a verse repeated 4 times. 

Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!  ~Psalm 107: 8,15, 21, 31

Could it be that the thing you and I most need to attend to is thanking the Lord for his steadfast love and all his wondrous works? 

Each of us must answer that question in our own hearts.  For me, giving thanks never fails to reorient my spiritual, emotional and physical life toward the One who supplies our every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19). 

In the weeks ahead, may considering the Lord’s steadfast love and his wondrous works with thanksgiving encompass my life and yours.        

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