SUMC Spiritual Vitamins (7-31-2020)
“My eyes are continually toward the LORD, for He will pluck my feet out of the net.” - Psalm 25:15
If we take this Bible verse literally, this verse doesn’t make much sense to us. How can our eyes follow the invisible God? How can God pluck our feet from the net? And what’s the chance of our feet getting stuck in the net? Almost none. So it’s nonsensical. But if we interpret this Bible verse symbolically or spiritually, it makes a perfect sense. If we seek God’s holy will and His righteousness, God will keep us from unnecessary troubles of life. If you don’t believe me, ask any prisoners. They will tell us that their feet got caught in the net of law when they lost sight of God’s good will.
Dear Lord, save us from our narrow-mindedness. We are often selfish, hateful, impatient, and unkind. We ask for a heart filled with hope, love, and joy. Amen.
1. Gaiety is wiser than wisdom. – Will Durant
2. Genius is recognizing the uniqueness in the unimpressive. It is looking at a homely caterpillar, an ordinary egg and a selfish infant, and seeing a butterfly, and eagle and a saint. – William Arthur Ward
3. One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. – John Foster