USCCB - (NAB) - December 11, 2009
Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel:
I, the LORD, your God,
teach you what is for your good,
and lead you on the way you should go.
If you would hearken to my commandments,
your prosperity would be like a river,
and your vindication like the waves of the sea;
Your descendants would be like the sand,
and those born of your stock like its grains,
Their name never cut off
or blotted out from my presence.
The Lord is pleading with us to obey Him and even goes as far as to offer us incentive after incentive to do so. So...here we go...another day...another opportunity to re-dedicate our lives to the Lord and be in His service (which simply means obedience to His will). This realy is the only path that leads to life!