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“Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were subdued under their power. Many times He would deliver them; they, however, were rebellious in their counsel, and so sank down in their iniquity.” (Psalm 106:42-43)

Throughout history, there are those who will listen to the way of the world and so fall under its spell. The Lord allows us to each go the way we choose, not knowing whence we go. Do not be deceived, the way of the Lord is eternal and brings life. Every other way is the way of death and destruction. Choose by the grace He grants, not to go down to the pit, but up into the salvation of the Lord.

Lord, help me to see where the world is tugging at me and calling me down into itself. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of life which you have made sure by grace through faith. Help me to see clearly the paths that are before me that I may walk now and forever in Your way of truth. Lead me, O Lord, today and each day that I may not sink down into the pit of iniquity in which the world wallows.

Lord Jesus, You have come to save all those who believe. Guide me today, O Lord, in that way of salvation which You have prepared for all of those who believe in You. Help me by granting discernment that I may not go down into the pit, but be lifted up with You to be with You now and forever. May all that I do bring praise and glory to the Father by Your grace which sustains me in this age. Amen.

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