The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 50:4
The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears;

(The Son of Man has listened attentively to the Father's words,
to His teachings, to His directives.
He has carefully listened to the Father's teachings and instructions,
the Father has revealed to the Son the mighty purposes
that He is called to obey and to do.
The Lord has opened our ears today, as well,
to listen to Him, to be taught by Him.
Just as Jesus was willing to set aside His Own will and listen to His Father,
so we, too, are called to lay aside our own fleshly desires,
our own willfulness, and follow the Lord's purposes for our lives.
We need to let Him open our ears today to hear what He has to say to us.)
I have not been rebellious,
 I have not turned away.

(Jesus was obedient to the Father's will, to all the Father revealed to Him,
even when what He was called to endure was torturous and He was faultless.
May we set aside our rebellious spirit, may we resist the urge to turn away,
and may we today follow Jesus' example of being a true disciple,
of being willing to learn, of being willing to be instructed,
even when, as Jesus' life shows us,
the learning means hardship and difficulty,
even when we may not be able to point to our own fault as the reason for the situation.
May we remain obedient and trust in the will of the Father for our lives today.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ's love,