Our scripture this morning is Psalms 34:13-15.

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and His ears are open to their cry.

This passage is a part of scripture known as wisdom writings, those that offer guidance for a life of faith. King David encourages us to “depart from evil and do good”, reminding us that there is more to living faithfully than merely avoiding bad behavior; we must be actively engaged in doing good.

Jesus taught us the same lesson, that our faith must be put into action. Knowing what is right is important, doing it is essential for God’s people. We show the world we belong to the Father more through our behavior than our words.

God is always ready to hear and help but we must go to Him. He took the first step to reconcile us by coming to be one of us. Now we must be the face of His love in the world, seeking and pursuing peace for all His children.

Loving Lord, we are thankful for Your love and care. You sent Your son to redeem us and gave us the mission to carry on His work. Bless us to go in Your name, sharing Your light and love with the world. Amen.

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