James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Psalms Chapter 12: 1-8

1 (To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.) Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: [with] flattering lips [and] with a double heart do they speak.

3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, [and] the tongue that speaketh proud things:

4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips [are] our own: who [is] lord over us?

5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set [him] in safety [from him that] puffeth at him.

6 The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

A Complaint Concerning Injustice

Why is it that those who get ahead always seem to be the ones who lie, cheat, and steal? They not only get away with their evil deeds, but their actions are admired and paraded around the world.

Daydreaming about wicked people getting their just desserts may bring a smile to your face, but thinking about revenge isn’t healthy for your soul. Instead, we should commit the wicked and the evil they do to God in prayer. We can’t stop others from speaking lies or taking advantage of us, but we can and should cry out to the Lord who watches over his people. God knows the truth about all people, and he hears and responds to the cry of his people. This truth can give us peace amidst all the evil of those around us.

Prayer for today:

Dear Lord, thank you for watching over me as those around me plot evil…

From The One Year® Book of Bible Prayersedited by Bruce Barton, Tyndale House Publishers (2000), entry for February 3

We may see non-justice in God, which is mercy, but we never see injustice in God.

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House



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