Words by Mike Adams | Image by Blakeney Clouse
1 Peter 3:8-12 says, 8 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 “For Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; 11 let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Everybody knows there are good days and bad days. Let me give you a list of ten ways to know you are having a bad day.
- Your horn sticks on the highway behind 32 Hell’s Angels.
- Your twin sister forgets your birthday.
- It costs more to fill up your car than it did to buy it.
- You have to sit down to brush your teeth in the morning.
- You put both contacts in the same eye.
- Your income tax refund check bounces.
- Someone says you look good for 40, and you’re 25.
- You call your answering service and they say it’s none of your business.
- Your 4-year-old tells you it is impossible to flush a grapefruit down the toilet.
- You compliment the boss’s wife for her unusual perfume and she isn’t wearing any.
There are plenty of bad days in the Bible, but I Peter 3 speaks of how we can love life and see good days. Peter tells us that it is a good day when we sense God’s eyes watching us. The Bible makes it clear that God is watching the affairs of this world. Proverbs 15 says “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”
Finally, it is a good day when I seek God’s face for my decisions. One of the great spiritual giants of the 20th century was A.W. Tozer. In his book The Pursuit of God, he wrote: “An infinite God can give all of himself to each of His children. He is waiting for you to talk with Him today.” WL