Devotion for Monday, September 17, 2018
“How long shall the wicked, O Lord, how long shall the wicked exult? They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly; all who do wickedness vaunt themselves.” (Psalm 94:3-4)
The wicked of this age seem to rule. It will be so until the Lord returns and this age is brought to an end. One falls and another rises to take their place. You know this, for you have experienced it. Be guided not by the wickedness of this age, but by the call to grace and mercy through our Lord who saves us from the wickedness of this age. Look up to the Lord and live into His promises.
Lord, I am often distracted by the wickedness of this age. It makes no sense to me. Lead me by Your Word to see things more clearly. Guide me according to Your goodness to be one who lives by faith and not by the things I see around me. Help through all the difficulties of this age to be faithful. You have given me the hope of eternity. Help me to live into that hope.
Incarnate Hope, Who has come to rescue the downtrodden, lead me this day through the mess of this world to be faithful to the call You have given me. Guide me by Your grace to live into the life of one who is faithful. Help me now and always to see the truth that You are the Savior and that the Father is worthy of all honor and praise. Lead me Lord Jesus. Amen.