Wickedness has always been around and in the midst of our comfort we do not see the evil plotted by those who are bent upon destruction. From the heart and out of the mouth comes deceit, malice, envy and bitterness. The call of the Lord is to have a new and clean heart that abandons the heart of this age for the eternal goodness of the Lord. Be not wicked, but come into the righteousness of the Lord.
At many levels, there is within me that which can and does behave like those who practice wickedness. You, O Lord have called me into a new life that no longer rebels against the goodness You have established, but desires to come into the truth that in You alone is hope. Come Holy Spirit and renew in me a right spirit that I would hold fast to You and the goodness You give.
Lord Jesus, in the face of the rebellious age, You have given the means of forever escaping the self-destructive ways of this world. Guide me O Lord that I would live in Your grace and live into a life that seeks righteousness. Help me now and always to hold fast to the truth You have revealed that I might become like You and do the Father’s will on earth as it shall be done in heaven. Amen.