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“Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up,” let Israel now say, “Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up; yet they have not prevailed against me.”  (Psalm 129:1-2)

What is persecution?  Is it not hindering you from walking humbly with the Lord?  Sometimes we make thing bigger which are really smaller.  Walk with the Lord and you will see the blessing upon your children’s children.  Do not be waylaid by the wicked, but come to know the Lord and commune with Him, and He with you.  He has come to give His peace to the faithful.

Lord, I hear these things and I have taken in Your Word.  But the world wants me to walk in another way.  Lead me away from all that is wrong in this world and help me to practice what is good, right and salutary.  Guide me according to Your goodness to live the life You have given to all those who are Yours.  Let me not fear the persecution of this world, but walk through it to You.

Lord Jesus, You promised that we would be persecuted for Your name’s sake.  You said they would hate us because they first hated You.  Let me understand this and then continue, no matter what, to seek faithfulness.  Let me see it that I may know what some of the hindrances are.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way You would have me go.  Let me not falter, but always follow You faithfully, my Lord and Savior.  Amen.

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