Devotion for Thursday, October 11, 2018
“For You are the Lord Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods. Hate evil, you who love the Lord, who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 97:9-10)
Evil is anything against the Lord. Love the Lord above all things and rejoice in His goodness. Do not be deceived by evil, abhor it and flee from that which is not of the Lord. Be guided by His word. The Lord preserves the souls of the godly ones and those who turn to Him become as He is, good and filled with His love. The wicked will perish, but He will preserve the godly.
Lord, I am sometimes mixed up and there is both good and evil in me. Guide me, O Lord, that I may now and always walk in Your ways. Remove from me any rebellion that is in my heart. Lead me, O Lord, each day to walk in Your ways and flee from the hands of the wicked. You know those who are Yours. Keep me close to You always.
Holy Spirit, guide me so that I neither think more nor less of myself that what You would have me think. In this world which is mixed up, help me to navigate through it to do those things which are pleasing to the Father. Help me now and always to seek Your guidance and to be led by You alone who knows my coming in and going out and what needs to happen. May I serve with Your leading always. Amen.