9/12 Psalm 11:2
The wicked are stringing their bows and setting their arrows in the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those who do right.
Evil is all around us. It is active and actively seeking to do us bad. Listen, if you trust the Lord and have confidence in His control of your life, you will turn to Him in the moment of trial and not let evil succeed in stampeding you. Trust the Lord and walk in His path.
9/11 Psalm 11:1
For the choir director: A psalm of David. I trust in the LORD for protection. So why do you say to me, “Fly to the mountains for safety!
Trust is an action. It isn’t a thought or even a word. Trust is composed of the things we do. If I trust the Lord then I will act upon His Word. Obedience, humility, peace, joy and more all become part of our daily life when we trust the Lord.
9/10 Psalm 10:17-18
LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so people can no longer terrify them.
The world, the flesh and the devil are constantly seeking to control you. It is amazing how hard evil seeks to destroy us. It cannot. The Lord is in control and we can trust Him. Seek the Lord and He will change your life. Seek the Lord and you will find Him.
9/9 Psalm 10:16
The LORD is king forever and ever! Let those who worship other gods be swept from the land.
We worship a living God. He is alive today and living in His followers. Nothing can compete with Jesus. No matter how the world protests and it does protest the world cannot deny the fact that Jesus is Lord. He is Lord and creator of all things. Trust in the Lord and you will always be safe in His hands.
9/8 Psalm 10:14-15
But you do see the trouble and grief they cause. You take note of it and punish them. The helpless put their trust in you. You are the defender of orphans. Break the arms of these wicked, evil people! Go after them until the last one is destroyed!
Our need is great. The activity of evil in the world is significant and much more than we realize. The Lord defends us against evil. Even though it may seem that evil has the upper hand if you will depend upon the Lord His promise to you is that you will not be overrun by evil. Nothing can separate you from the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.
9/7 Psalm 10:12-13
Arise, O LORD! Punish the wicked, O God! Do not forget the helpless! Why do the wicked get away with cursing God? How can they think, “God will never call us to account”?
Evil distorts our thinking. We become obsessed with our own thoughts and do not recognize the slavery we are in to sin. Wickedness is actively opposed to God and when we are caught up in evil and complacent with our wickedness we are blind to the reality of existence-God is in control. We are dead in our trespasses and sin and cannot comprehend the things of God.
9/6 Psalm 10:10-11
The helpless are overwhelmed and collapse; they fall beneath the strength of the wicked. The wicked say to themselves, “God isn’t watching! He will never notice!”
The great LIE is that what I do won’t make a difference. It will. Everything we do adds up in our life. One sin unnoticed leads to another. One day we find that we have gone further into sin than we every thought we would. The journey to return from sin seems so beyond our strength and it is. Jesus is able to deal with our sin and bring us back to where we should be. Ask Him to take control of your life. Give Him your focus. In Christ you will overcome evil.
9/5 Psalm 10:8-9
They lurk in dark alleys, murdering the innocent who pass by. They are always searching for some helpless victim. Like lions they crouch silently, waiting to pounce on the helpless. Like hunters they capture their victims and drag them away in nets.
Evil is actively seeking to pull you down. Its goal is to make you fail. It is always striving to trip you up. It is never at rest. You are always under attack. Your weakness is known and evil is seeking to exploit it. In Jesus we find strength that is beyond our strength. The Lord can deal with evil-we cannot. Surrender your life to Jesus and He will deal with the evil that is seeking to destroy you.
9/4 Psalm 10:6-7
They say to themselves, “Nothing bad will ever happen to us! We will be free of trouble forever!” Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats. Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues.
This is a true terminal illness. To ignore God and live as if He doesn’t exist is the very worst kind of blindness. Woe is the person that goes through this veil of tears without knowing the Lord. Seek the Lord. Wicked people repent and let the Lord have His way with you. It is a terrible thing to face death alone. To live day by day without the Lord is a horrible tragedy. Seek the Lord.
9/3 Psalm 10:4-5
These wicked people are too proud to seek God. They seem to think that God is dead. Yet they succeed in everything they do. They do not see your punishment awaiting them. They pour scorn on all their enemies.
Pride blinds us to reality. It destroys our wisdom and blackens our soul. Pride is the proud workman of evil. Where pride reigns destruction flourishes. Seek God. Set aside your pride. Give all honor and glory to God and ask Him to let you see your pride and destroy it. Do it quickly for there is no time. Life is fast and death is quick. Seek the Lord while He may be found.