Psalms Chapter 12: 1-8
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.
R C SPROUL
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