May 29 – Godly Discipline Blesses Us

Why are we to “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise”? Why should we, Give thanks to him; bless his name”?  Because “the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”  We know His goodness, and yet sometimes we choose to go our own way.  God loves us too much not to pursue us. Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord, the one you teach from your law…

Thank You, God, for correction so we can with clean hands and pure hearts again enter Your courts with thanksgiving and bless Your name.  Thank You, Lord Jesus, for forgiveness and for the story You told of the prodigal son who went his own way, far from his father’s home, but never too far from his father’s love.  Our Father in Heaven, thanks for welcoming us back with Your steadfast love.  Amen.

Psalm 100:4-5 ESV; Psalm 94:12 NIV