walk with jesus
By Rudy Sastra
June 10, 2020
Passages of the day: Click HERE to read today’s passages.
1 Kings 7:1-51
The passage of the day begins in 1 Kings and describes the magnificent and beauty of King Solomon’s palace and the Lord’s temple. I would find this quite serendipitous if not for my believe that there is no such thing as coincidence. God always has the best plan for us.
You see, during Shelter-In-Place (SIP), my family and I have really come to enjoy taking long leisurely walks. As we venture into different neighborhoods, we like to admire the many beautiful and grand houses that we come across.
Although Solomon built a magnificent temple for God, we are reminded by Stephen in Acts 7 that “the Most High does not live in houses made by men.” Stephen was accused by his enemies for speaking against God’s temple. Stephen recognized that despite its importance, he knew that God was not limited to a house of worship, but more importantly of hearts that are open to receiving Him.
So, circling back, what does this all have to do with our family taking walks? Well, in Psalm 128, the Psalmist so eloquently puts it “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways.” Before SIP, my family and I have been learning that as we grow more in our faith, we need to not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. We strive to walk in His ways, and through the grace of the Holy Spirit, learn to serve and love all people, regardless of race, religion and sexual orientation. My family and I are committed to walking in His ways now, and long after we get over these uncertain times. As Proverbs 16 affirms me, I’m going to keep walking with Jesus, even after my head turns gray.
Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
who walk in obedience to him.
— Psalm 128:1
Prayer to start with: Dear Jesus, thank you for Your grace and mercy. As you have paid the price for our sins, please open our hearts in repentance and faith. Help us to humbly take Your hands so we can walk alongside you and in your ways.