When contending with Pharaoh, Pharaoh thought the land was His and that he had absolute authority. No, it is God who has all authority. The Lord, for His own reasons, allowed the contention to commence. Fear not the one who can destroy the body only, but the One who created all things and can destroy body and soul. The Lord is the One to be worshiped and Him alone.
Lord, because of my conditionality, I am swayed by the seeming powers in this world. Who holds the power that is Yours but You alone. Teach me humility that I would walk humbly in Your sight, for You alone are God. Guide me in the way of life that You have established from the beginning. You alone preserve those whom You will preserve and You are the One worthy of all honor and worship.
Holy Spirit, lead my heart this day to live into the truth that no matter what happens in this life, You are there to lead me through every circumstance. Guide my thoughts and actions to look to You in all things and for all things. You know what is needed even before I ask. Guide my heart to live into the example of Jesus, knowing that in You alone do I have my hope and being. Amen.