The will of God for us is always for our good. This is the reason why God invites us to obey His teaching and walk in His light. If we have been ignorant of the Word of God and His commandments the first reading today invites us to turn away from our own ways and seek the heart of God through His Word. At the same time through the Gospel proclamation, the Lord Jesus reminds us that we should be careful of false teachings that eliminate the reality of what it is to be a Christian by embracing Christ together with the cross, teachings that treat the commandments of God very lightly to justify the evil in the world. We are often tempted to give our own interpretation to the word of God and His teachings for our own conveniences. But as the Lord Jesus says, it is only the sound tree that bears good fruit. If we choose to be true to ourselves, true to God and true to His word, the Spirit of God will dwell within us. Let us pray with deep faith and hope so that we may bear the fruits of righteousness.
Prayer: Abba Father, lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in them. Amen.