Devotion for Monday, March 19, 2018

Their eye bulges from fatness; the imaginations of their heart run riot. They mock and wickedly speak of oppression; they speak from on high.” (Psalm 73:7-8)

Riots and mayhem are in the streets as the wicked stir up the crowds by their proud and boastful imaginary thinking. They mock the will of the Lord and persecute those who are faithful to Him and this leads to oppression. Do not listen to the wicked who yell, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind in the Word which abides in you from on high.

Lord, there is a war of words that goes on in the world. I see in your word that it has always been this way. Lead me in the way of righteousness that I would walk in Your ways and learn from You so as not to be carried away by the wicked imaginations of those who seek wicked ways. Lead me, O Lord, according to Your Word that I may live in righteousness before You now and always.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead the way for as many as would follow You in the way of truth. Guide me, O Lord, this day and open my ears to hear the contrast between Your Word and the words of the wicked that scream in the streets. Grant a discerning mind that I would now and always hold fast to the truth You have revealed for the ages and walk in the grace You grant me. Amen.