Doing Good Results In Peace

Doing Good Results In Peace
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But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good — for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. – Romans 2:10 NLT

To do good, to live right, and to go with God as opposed to going against God, bring about peaceful outcomes. Our scripture confirms that God will shine His glory and honor on such people. We saw in the previous chapter what the wicked, disobedient person’s life looks like. It is clear that going against the grain of what God desires results in painful splinters. In contrast, doing God’s will creates a smooth pathway towards ultimate blessings and honor.

The twenty-third Psalm is David’s song about the Lord being his Shepherd. Let’s look at it with today’s lesson in mind:

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The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23 NLT

How do the sheep get to peaceful streams?