Today’s Translation: The Message | Weekly Video: The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)

“Wicked borrows and never returns; Righteous gives and gives. Generous gets it all in the end; Stingy is cut off at the pass. Stalwart walks in step with God; his path blazed by God, he’s happy. If he stumbles, he’s not down for long; God has a grip on his hand. I once was young, now I’m a graybeard— not once have I seen an abandoned believer, or his kids out roaming the streets. Every day he’s out giving and lending, his children making him proud. Turn your back on evil, work for the good and don’t quit. God loves this kind of thing, never turns away from his friends. Live this way and you’ve got it made, but bad eggs will be tossed out. The good get planted on good land and put down healthy roots. Righteous chews on wisdom like a dog on a bone, rolls virtue around on his tongue. His heart pumps God’s Word like blood through his veins; his feet are as sure as a cat’s.” – Psalm 37:21-31 (MSG)

Live It Out! 

We are called to actively turn away from evil and to do good. We do this because we have the Word of God imprinted on our hearts. The more you seek to be like Jesus, the easier it will be to choose right over wrong. The active believer is blessed because he or she is being a blessing to others. If you live for God in both the good times and bad, He will have your back. Jesus died so that we can be set free from our sin, and He commissioned us to be His witnesses. Let’s do right by His sacrifice.