A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, August 31
1 Peter 3:10-12
For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Peter uses Psalm 34 to teach about integrity. Today when I read this I am thinking about prayer and how prayer establishes a line of communication. If I am haphazard and inconsistent with my prayer life, how do I expect to receive instruction and guidance? If my heart is pure and seeks God, He will listen for my prayers. If I know God is attentive to my prayers, I will be listening for Him.
Lord, help me to live in a way which pleases you. Help me to hold my tongue, and replace harsh words with understanding or even silence. I will listen for you. Amen