Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous. (Proverbs 3:31-32 KJV)

Thought for the Week: Why would anyone envy an oppressor? Why would anyone be tempted to follow their ways? Is it not because of their ungodly gain that wicked men oftentimes make for themselves? It appears they’ve gotten away with it and live like kings and queens while the meek and godly live like paupers. But the secret blessings of the heart are always with the righteous, while the oppressive are an abomination to God.

Prayer: Father, let us not envy evil-doers because of the worldly gain they secure for themselves. Please remind us it will all be left behind when we enter the grave. For evil-doers do not enjoy the spiritual blessings during their lives that you give to your children. Please have mercy on their souls. And help us to focus on You and on the things that matter most in this life and the one to come. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


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