Psalm 84:1

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.


Everyone wants good things from the Lord. We want good and peaceful times. We want to know that we are doing good and that the Lord is pleased with us. And here, David writes that the Lord will not withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly before Him. The Lord will give you grace and glory and be a shield to you. He knows exactly what you need.


The Hebrew word that David used is “tamim”, meaning “to be sound, complete, and entirely healthy and whole.” An upright individual is not one who is mistake free or entirely sinless, but someone who is sound in decision making, not wishing to make a mistake. They are sound in their mind and how they think about things, and not thinking about unhealthy or unwholesome things. The upright walk with conviction before the Lord and because of this they can know their hearts do not condemn them.


Sometimes the Lord will withhold something from someone because He knows the consequences of it. But you have to know that you are walking with integrity before the Lord. We might think we know what we want is good and right, but the Lord knows the end results of our actions.


Walk uprightly before the Lord, and He will not withhold any good thing that He knows is good. Do good and think good.


60-0711 - “The Door Inside The Door”

And if—and if I being a father of flesh and of the earth, love my little boy enough not to let him have a straight razor, regardless of how much he cries for it, how much more does our heavenly Father know, though we cry for something that we think we have need of? But He promised us that all things would work together for good to them that love God. And, again it is written, "He will not withhold any good thing from them that walk upright before Him." Isn't that a promise? So, I've always had a little slogan that I always give to people as: Do three things in life. First thing is do right; that's your duty to God. Think right; that's your duty to yourself; and you're bound to come out right. That's exactly right. You do right, and then think right. And as long as you are going right, you can't be going wrong.


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