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“…[S]uffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you” (2 Peter 2:13)

It is not politically correct, nor something people want to hear, but there are those who are wicked and love doing wickedness.  Yes, they are even in the church.  They are everywhere.  Do not think otherwise, because this is what Scripture is telling you and you already know it.  To compromise with the wicked is to compromise with the wicked one who rules them.  Seek purity, rather than “stains and blemishes”, always.

Lord, I find that I do love these people even though they do what is wicked in Your sight.  Help me to see that I do not need to be compromised by them to live faithfully.  Without being standoffish, teach me how to be firm in commitment while always being compassionate with others.  Guide me in the faithful way of living so that I see these things and do not live according to the world, but according to Your word.

Lord Jesus, You have called me out of the mess of this world to learn from You how to live faithfully.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the right way of thinking and living.  Help me to be compassionate and humble, yet always committed to the just and right way of doing things.  Let me not be compromised by those who practice wickedness but live by Your guidance and direction.  Amen.