Like Wolves That Lay in Wait, They Stalk My Steps…. Devising Mischief Upon Their Beds
September 9th: READING & PRAYING PSALMS 36-42
The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
Man convinces himself that GOD is not concerned about his behavior or of what goes on in the world around mankind. Man can do as he pleases.
2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
they appear so lovable, kind, friendly… Yet I struggle to love what’s unloveable about them.
The wicked make sin look attractive, to each other, they are adept at making their evil intent appear innocent, playful, fun, even beneficial, like loyalty they encourage each other in their deceit and wickedness, they strategize together how to bend and twist, plot and plan their every maneuver, trying to disguise their intentional perverse agendas, making themselves unlovable.
3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
those that hate the good and love the evil
4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
Those that watch from a distance, stalking my every move…constantly seeking ways to come against me, thwart my plans and efforts to succeed, they rise up early to create problems, cause problems, find fault, apprehend those that stalk me on my way through a simple business day, those that bathe themselves in evil plans all the day long… Apprehend all who seek my life… Those that fight against my right to exist, to live, to breathe...
5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Help us to perceive reality, by the light of your truth. Help us cast off selfishness and baseless desires..
10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
Protect us from the attacks of the wicked and arrogant (Metzudos). Do not let me deviate from my principles because others blame or falsely accuse me, or call me names based on their behaviors – i.e, in cases where the arrogant call me arrogant…
Help Me to preserve my humility and integrity in the face of prideful, and the antagonistic, the sneaky, who move by silence and stealth…
Help Me to stay on course, while those that seek ways to attack me out of ignorance, baseless hatred, jealousy or mean spiritedness, while they seek to destroy my path, cripple my resources, or any of their plots, plans or devices, I decree their feet shall fall into their own traps and devices, their plans shall crumble to nothingness. None shall hear them.
12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
LORD, help me walk in love among wolves.
- PSALMS 43-49 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
- PSALMS 50-56 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
- PSALMS 57-63 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12
- PSALMS 64-70 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13
- PSALMS 70-76 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14
- PSALMS 77-83 TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15
- PSALMS 84-90 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16
- PSALMS 91-98 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17
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