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The Lord Will Reward You Accordingly – Psalm 18:24

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The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
    according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.
Psalm 18:24

The Lord Will Reward You Accordingly- Psalm 18:24

The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
    according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.

Reflection

What do you think of when you think of the word purity? It is a very important word to God. He calls each one of us to live lives of purity; lives that are Holy and free from evil and wickedness. In short, the Lord commands purity of heart, mind, soul and body because He Himself is Holy. When people try to encapsulate the word purity within an image, they oftentimes envision a nun in her convent — someone keeping herself completely untouched by the temptations of the world. Or perhaps an innocent child or holy religious Saint. The point is, purity is possible and is associated with a lack of sin. Both purity and impurity are birthed in the heart, developed in the mind, and eventually expressed outwardly in our lives.

The psalmist reminds us today that the Lord rewards us according to our righteousness; according to the ‘cleanliness of our hands.’ Living lives of purity is not easy, especially in our world today, but it is (still) called for by God. He requires that we strive for holiness in and throughout our entire lifetime. And as already stated, it is possible. The great Saints of the past have done it and have left their innumerable testimonies to show us the way. But what is most important to remember perhaps, is that God knows our heart. He sees our motives and knows when we (at least) try … and when we do not.

Today, prayerfully reflect on the words of this psalm. Make a concerted effort to make only decisions that will please God and lead to purity. Not simply because it is an exhortation of our Lord, but because purity opens the door to the many rewards and blessings of Heaven.

The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight”Psalm 18:24.

“How can a person stay on the path of purity? By living according to Your Word”Psalm 119:9.

Prayer

Lord, help us to live lives of purity today. Give us the strength to make decisions that edify, glorify and honor Your great Name. Help us also to set our minds on things above — things that are good, true and noble — which will create in us a pure heart and renew a steadfast spirit within us (Ps. 51:10). Clothe us with the Lord, Jesus Christ, so that we will not think about only gratifying the desires of our flesh (Rom 13:14), but rather gratifying Your Holy will. Above all, we desire all of which You desire for us — living lives that are righteous and blessed before the Throne of Grace. It is in Your good and Holy Name we pray. Amen.

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1 comment on “The Lord Will Reward You Accordingly – Psalm 18:24

  1. Thanks, Meisha; good promises to keep in mind.

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