"I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Ps 16:8
This scripture is regarded by many as a prophecy of the trials endured by Christ. Embedded within these words can be seen the very confidence of Jesus in the Father. Surely this is an example for us.
First, we must make God and His will and way for our lives an absolute priority. Once we have been called from the darkness into the glorious light, we owe it to Him and to ourselves to live by every word that proceeds from His mouth. We must avoid giving lip service to our calling, but ensure that we live it every day.
We must then realize that He is always with us. There is no place that God is not, nothing that He does not know and nothing that he cannot do. Only He is deserving of our full faith and trust. Again, it is important to know this on every level of our existence. Only then can we live in a way that is pleasing and acceptable to Him.
Finally beloved, living in a godly manner that is indicative of our faith in Him will give us the absolute confidence to do what He requires of us. Surely there are many things that fit this bill, but they can all be categorized as loving Him with everything we have and loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Jesus lived his life this way. Let us follow his lead.
Rejoicing in the Lord,