Commit thy works! We have been asked to be committed to staying home, and stay safe. This is requiring us to do certain things with the expectation of success. Some people fill like if they commit to staying home much longer they will have to be committed. LOL!
Our Devotion For Today is talking about our commitment to God.
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.”
Today it is easy for our thoughts to lead us astray from the focus of our life. Monday we learned about the importance to keep our focus or vision on God. To know who God is and, as we learned yesterday, take time in our life to exalt His name. God deserves our praise and worship. Today we see where our focus can be confused. Our thoughts are not established by our circumstances. It says here that our thoughts shall be established by works being committed to the Lord.
What does it mean to commit to something? Commit = Devote, Apply, Give, Bind these are some words that help us understand the act of commitment.
In marriage, we are devoted to one another. We have made a commitment or vow that there is no other. Devotion is singular in its focus. Are my works a representation of my devotion to God? Is what I do in life singular in that it is to glorify God?
I Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
Apply, this reminds me of conversations with my mom as a middle and high schooler. “If you will apply yourself to your studies you can make better grades.”
Luke 2:49 Jesus exclaimed to Mary and Joseph, “I must be about my Father’s business.”
How much do we apply ourselves to the task that God has before us?
Oh no the big ugly topic of conversation, GIVE. You understand commitment is expressed by that which is sacrificed for another. A great expression of a fathers love is when he steps away from the craziness of life and spends time playing soldiers with his son or having tea with his daughter. This sacrifice is an expression of his love and devotion to his children but also toward his wife. If we are committed to God what will we GIVE to God?
Finally we see the word bind. June of 2006 I committed to my wife to love and to cherish her. When I married Amber that day our two became one. We were bound together in marriage. Are we spending our time trying to undo the bonds of God, or are we focused on our commitment to God?
How are your works today? Are you committed to God or cheating on God?
By Pastor David Rasnake