TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Scripture: Psalms 36:1-4, Psalm 59:12
For believers the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. For the wicked, the absence of the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wickedness. No fear of God allows wickedness to grow and rule the affairs of men! Liars and deceivers wield influence and control as they publish or publicly speak their poison. Their lies are particularly damaging when their arrows of deceit come against God-fearing national leaders especially when initiated by people in influential positions. Those lies can be like a tsunami coming at a coastline creating ripples of destruction. Do we not see this in our culture today? King David experienced this under Saul. In Psalms 36:1-4, David declared, “An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes, When he finds out his iniquity and when he hates. The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good. He devises wickedness on his bed; He sets himself in a way that is not good; He does not abhor evil.” Perhaps it is time for our prayers to cry out Psalm 59:12! “For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be taken in their pride, And for the cursing and lying which they speak.” Other versions use the words ‘caught’, ‘captured’ and ‘trapped’ in their pride. ‘O Lord, God of all truth, may every deceitful one be caught, captured and trapped in their lies and deception. Let the confusion and chaos their lies have created fall back upon them. For those who fully harden their hearts, let Your Judicial Hand fall, in Jesus’ name!’ These are the kinds of prayers we are qualified to pray as we walk blameless and fearless. The Sonship Gifts are essential to having confidence in the Throne-Room and boldness before men!