“If you do whatever I command you and walk in obedience to me and do what is right…I will be with you.” –1 Kings 11:38
Sometimes Lexi does things right. One day while we were walking, an unleashed dog ran up to us. I immediately commanded Lexi to “Leave it” and threw her a treat. She went for the treat, and I led her further along. The little dog followed us. Then it began running circles around us, even while we kept walking. I kept throwing treats for Lexi and praising her, and she stayed focused on our way. She never even glanced at the other dog, who eventually gave up and fell behind. I was so proud of Lexi that day. Likewise, God is pleased with us when we do what’s right. We humans don’t always do things wrong. Yes, we make mistakes, but we’re also capable of goodness and kindness and justice and mercy. We can be righteous. We are righteous when we walk with God.
Dear God, Help me do what’s right today, so I can please you. Amen