Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How to have a good and godly day

Warren W Wiersbe and his wife Betty
Psalm 34:11- 16

How often has someone said to you, Have a good day”?  That’s a nice statement, but what does it mean?  When you review the day’s activities before you go to bed, how do you know whether the day as good or bad?  When Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery that was a bad day.  But God turned it into good for him.  When Potiphar’s wife lied about Joseph and had him put into prison it was a bad day.  But God turned that into good for him also.  You see, we don’t always know what a good day is.  However, we can make our days good if we follow the instructions given in today’s passage.

First, control your tongue.  David asks, “Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?  (v.12)  Of course, everybody wants long life and good days.  So you must “keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit” (v.13).  When you say the wrong thing, you will have a bad day.  So keep your tongue under control.

Second, “depart from evil and do good” (v.14) If you want to have a good day, do good.  If you sow the seeds of goodness, you’ll reap the harvest of goodness.

Third, “Seek peace and pursue it” (V.14) Don’t go around with a revolver in your hand.  Don’t be bothered by every little slight or by everything that people say.  If somebody cuts in from of you in a line, don’t let it bother you.  Be a peacemaker, not a trouble maker.

Finally, trust the Lord because He’s watching you.  “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry” (V.15).  The word open means “attentive to.”  You don’t have to worry about what other people do.  God is watching, and He’s listening to you.  You can have a good day if you’ll just follow these instructions.  So, have a good day!

“Have a good day!” may be a stale expression, but you can have a good day if you follow certain instructions from Scripture.  Try following the guideline of this psalm.  Not only will you have a good day, but those with whom you come in contact will be blessed.
                                                                  —Warren W Wiersbe 
                                                                                             Former Director Back to the Bible Intl.


  1. Hi PV,
    W W Wiersbe's this note is really worth reading.

    The author very rightly put it: Yes, "We can make our days good if we follow these simple instructions as he mentioned "control your tongue",“depart from evil and do good”,“Seek peace and pursue it” and "trust the Lord because He’s watching you"
    Let us follow these instructions to have a good and godly day every day.

    PV I have a small suggestion: "If you post the author's and his beloved ones picture at the beginning of the blog it will give little more impact. Hope this suggestion is acceptable to you. thanks. Ann

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  3. Great statement we quite often say without much thinking, this write-up made me to think and got a great insight from it.
    Thanks to the writer and the blog owner
    Best Wishes