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01/05/19 Weekend Grif.Net – Resolutions

01/05/19 Weekend Grif.Net – Resolutions

TYPICAL =
RESOLUTIONS include:

#1- Resolved =
to “lose weight”

#2- Resolved =
to “manage debt”

#3- Resolved =
to “prioritize family over work”

#4- Resolved =
to “exercise/get in better physical =
shape”

#5- Resolved =
to “eat right”

#6- Resolved =
to "spend more time with the spouse and =
kids"

#7- Resolved =
to “reduce stress”

 

But the Bible =
reminds us, “I thought about my ways.” The Hebrew term =
translated “thought” conveys two related ideas. First, it =
means “to consider, to ponder, to contemplate, or to mull =
over” (Ps. 73:16; 77:6; 144:3). It’s what you do when you =
read the essay question on your finally exam. You “think about it; =
you ‘mull over’ it.” Hopefully, that’s what =
you’re doing as I’m speaking! Your mind is engaged. But it =
also denotes “evaluation” (Prov. 17:28; Isa. 53:4). When a =
parent seeks to resolve a conflict between two disputing children, he =
asks for all the facts in order to understand what the dispute is all =
about and to render an evaluation of the dispute that is just and =
fair.

 

So the =
psalmist engaged his mind for the purpose of comprehension and =
evaluation. But what was the object of his careful scrutiny?  =
“I thought about,” he says, “my ways.” The =
Hebrew term translated “way” or “ways” refers =
either to a road or path upon which one travels or to the actual journey =
itself. But the Bible often uses this term metaphorically to refer to a =
man’s actions and behavior – so the psalmist is seriously thinking =
about and passing judgment upon his actions and behavior. =

 

For most =
people, we are often too busy for self-reflection. Too busy with work, =
too busy with recreation, too busy with ‘things’. We need =
time for “self-reflection.”

 

POSSIBLE =
RESOLUTIONS FOR 2019

#1- Resolved =
to "reflect on the state of my soul in light of =
eternity"

#2- Resolved =
to “reflect on my daily walk with God in prayer, Bible reading, =
church"

#3- Resolved =
to “reflect on my stewardship of time and =
money"

#4- Resolved =
to “reflect on my relationships with my spouse and =
family"

#5- Resolved =
to “reflect on my witness to others of God’s =
grace"

#6- Resolved =
to "reflect on my brief life and invest daily to walk carefully for =
God"

#7- Resolved =
to “reflect on my love and devotion to my blessed Lord and =
Savior"

 

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Knows Me, This I Love!"