Day 141

Today’s Reading – 2 Samuel Chapters 22-23 and Psalm 57
Washing Hands Under Faucet --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis
The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of
my hands he has rewarded me.
2 Samuel 22:21
At the end of David’s life, he is able to speak with perspective.
He sings songs of praise to God for all the times that God was faithful,
BUT David also sings a song of praise for God’s faithfulness in all things.

We love it when God is pouring out blessings on our lives.

We tend to become angry and/or resentful when correction or discipline comes.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all have the perspective of David as it relates to God?

We want God’s blessings.

We want God to act in our lives.
We just don’t want it anyway to be connected with our behavior.
We want God to eliminate the consequences of our bad behavior.
We want a reward for making our hands clean.

Before the end of my days, I want to be able to say that God dealt with me according to actions and my rewards came as my hands were clean.

Faith matters.

Your faith should dictate your actions not excuse it.


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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