Daily Devotion

The Secret of Living

The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant.
Have you ever been semi-listening in on someone's conversation? Not intentionally, of course, because you would never do that. Maybe you were in a restaurant and your table was right next to someone else's. Maybe you were talking to the person you were with or reading. You weren't really listening, but then you heard the magic word. Someone said, "I am going to tell you a secret right now. No matter what, I don't want you to tell anyone else this secret. . . . "
What did you do? Did you put your hands over your ears? No. If you're like most people, you listened more carefully. We all love to hear secrets. We want to know the inside story. Even if someone is a complete stranger, we are still interested in his or her secret.
God has a secret that He wants to declare to you. The Bible says, "The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him" (Psalm 25:14). In many ways, this isn't really a secret, because it is plainly declared in Scripture. Unfortunately, because so few people have opened up the Bible to see what it says, they have missed out.
This is the secret of making life more full and meaningful. It is a secret that can help you avoid untold misery and heartache. You might even say it is the secret of living. We find it in Ecclesiastes 12:13, where Solomon says, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man's all."
That is what it all comes down to. That is what is going to keep you on track for God's plan for your life.
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