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“Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your words.  I rejoice at Your word, as one who finds great spoil.  I hate and despise falsehood, but I love Your law.”  (Psalm 119:161-163)

In the ebb and flow of history, rulers are hard on those whom they rule.  As the pressure of Caesar mounts, do you give in or do you stand firm in the truth of the Lord.  Do not be deceived nor be misled; the statutes of the Lord are eternal and are good preparation for all that is to come.  In season and out of season, the truth of the Lord is forever.  Love what the Lord says.

Lord, You know the difficulties of this and every age.  You have appointed those who serve in leadership.  You know what happens to a heart that gains power and is distant from You.  Help me through the coming adversities that I would always follow Your Word.  Help me to love truth, and from the inside out, show me how to live in Your truth.  Guide me through all injustices to be what You are making me to be.

Lord Jesus, You know injustice.  You know what is just.  Guide me this day to live the way You know I need to live.  Help me to see what is right and true and to never compromise the truth, but hold fast and stand firm.  Teach me now and forever how to become like You no matter what comes.  In You alone do I hope for the future.  Lead me now and forever.  Amen.

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