“Arouse Yourself to help me, and see! You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to punish all the nations; do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go around the city. Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; words are in their lips, for, they say, “Who hears?” (Psalm 59:5-7)
Keep your eyes upon the Lord and His ways. Walk in the counsel of the Lord and know that those who do wickedness will come to their own wicked end. Do not cast your pearls before swine. Come into the Lord’s presence and walk humbly before Your God. Know that the Lord, who sees all, will keep you in His ways and will speak His Word to your ears.
Lord, all around are those who mock You and do not look to You for their sustenance. Guide me, O Lord, in the way I should go that I would walk in that way. Help me now and always to seek You alone in all things knowing that You have the words of eternal life. Let my lips speak Your goodness and my feet walk in Your ways. You will bring recompense in due season to all who mock You.
Lord Jesus, You took upon Yourself all of the mockery of the nations. Guide me in Your ways, O Lord, and keep me close to Your teaching. Let me not hear the ways of the wicked, but instead listen and heed Your eternal way of truth. May I now and always be in keeping with what You teach me, with Your Word on my lips, meditating on the good portion You have shared by grace. Amen.