Monday, November 11, 2013
Good evening friends,
As you pray today, please keep all our veterans in your prayers. I'm grateful for their courage and service, and it's our job to make sure those who need help when they get home receive what they need. Our reading for today is a great meditation on the temptation we face to do well. The psalmist says his feet had almost slipped because he envied the wicked. He saw people do the wrong thing consistently, but still being successful. We'll see how this prayer continues.
1Truly God is good to the upright, to those who are pure in heart.
2But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped.
3For I was envious of the arrogant; I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4For they have no pain; their bodies are sound and sleek.
5They are not in trouble as others are; they are not plagued like other people.
6Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them like a garment.
7Their eyes swell out with fatness; their hearts overflow with follies.
8They scoff and speak with malice; loftily they threaten oppression.
9They set their mouths against heaven, and their tongues range over the earth.