Jan 10 Daily Rhythm
Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy. Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, from the throng of evildoers, who whet their tongues like swords, who aim bitter words like arrows, shooting from ambush at the blameless, shooting at him suddenly and without fear. They hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, “Who can see them?” They search out injustice, saying, “We have accomplished a diligent search.” For the inward mind and heart of a man are deep.
Does it surprise you how much of the Psalms are complaints about injustice? Ask God if your heart is in line with his word. Ask that your heart might be adjusted to his word.
But God shoots his arrow at them; they are wounded suddenly. They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them; all who see them will wag their heads. Then all mankind fears; they tell what God has brought about and ponder what he has done.
Take a minute and think over your day. What have you accomplished today? Where have you “failed” today? Who reigns over both your accomplishments and your “failures?” Thank him for his gentle care.
Let the righteous one rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!
What do you suppose makes someone upright in heart? Does this have to do with morals? Do you think it speaks to what we love? What does your heart yearn for? Where do you find the most satisfaction? Try to find satisfaction tonight in Christ.