July 19, 2019 • Life for Leaders
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.
Thank you, Lord, for your righteousness. Your character is righteous through and through. Everything you do is right . . . the very best.
Yet you do not hoard your righteousness. Rather, in your grace and mercy, you share it, calling us to be righteous, giving us the gift of your righteousness through Christ, helping us to live in right relationship with you and with others.
I sing your praise because you are the Lord Most High, the God above all “gods,” the Beauty beyond all beauties, the Truth undergirding all truths, the Love all loves excelling. You are exalted above the heavens, worthy of all praise from all creation.
May you be praised this day, not only in my words and songs, but in my thoughts and actions. Let my work reflect your righteousness and give you glory. Amen.
Ponder Throughout the Day:
The Lord is exalted above everything else. He is Lord of all.
For Further Reflection:
God made [Christ] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5:21
Explore more at the Theology of Work Project:
We Have Gathered Here to Praise God for Our Work (Prayer)
Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.