“I have taken refuge in the Lord. How can You say to me, ‘Escape to the mountains like a bird!’ For look, the wicked string bows; they put their arrows on bowstrings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord—His throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; His gaze examines everyone. The Lord examines the righteous, but He hates the wicked and those who love violence. Let Him rain burning coals and sulfur on the wicked; let a scorching wind be the portion in their cup. For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds. The upright will see His face.”
– Psalms 11:1-7
I pray that you are walking in God’s promises in all that you endeavor, being led by the Holy Spirit in every choice, big and small.
Psalms 11 talks about the Lord being ‘rigidly righteous.’ There is no gray area when it comes to the absolutes of the Word. The enemy will try to make certain things in our lives seem gray, permissible and acceptable, but when held up to the standard of holiness given to us in the Word, the contrast of righteous and unrighteous becomes clear. Keep these absolutes in mind, and rejoice in the blessings that come with obedience!
“For the Lord is [rigidly] righteous, He loves righteous deeds;”
– Psalms 11:7 (AMPC)
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you an area in your life that may have become gray, allowing compromise to enter in. Write these areas below and seek the Lord for direction, repentance and strength to stay rigidly righteous.
Confession for today: “Lord, I desire to grow closer to you as I make choices every day. Help me to stay disciplined in my priorities: devotions, times in worship and prayer every day, so that I may discern the difference between good and evil. I want to grow closer to you so that I can make a difference with Kingdom living. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
Your sister in Christ,