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Internal Strife

By   •   August 1   •   Topics: ,

Man praying

David, king of ancient Israel, found himself in the midst of a confused national situation. His kingdom was torn by internal strife. Slave hated master; master hated slave. People blamed the government, and government blamed the people. David looked about him and saw that every man thought himself perfect. Each individual placed blame upon other individuals. David knew that if sinful pride continued to increase, his nation would collapse spiritually. He knew that economic depression, moral disintegration, or military defeat inevitably follow spiritual decline. So David turned to God, and it was revealed to him by the Spirit of God that the spiritual tide of his nation could rise no higher than the spiritual level of his own heart. So he fell on his knees in utter humility and prayed, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23,24).

Prayer for the day

Lord, deliver me from the sin of pride, and fill me with continuing humility as I go about the tasks before me this day.

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  1. CINDY JONAS says:

    I JUST LOVE YOU, AND HAVE FOR MANY YEARS, YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TRUE AND FAITHFUL IN WHAT YOU SAY. THANK YOU CINDY

  2. marilyee says:

    I have been suffering with chronic depression and worries about my financial future. I am 66 and in poor health. I don’t have a nest egg and fear what lies ahead. Yet, I know that God has never let me down…ever. I must trust Him completely and let go of my foolish doubt, fear and pride. I know that His eye is on the sparrow…how much more He watches me.
    Lord, lift me up over this depression, worry and sorrow. Let me rise up in Praise for all that I have thanks to You. You are greatly to be praised and I love you. Amen

  3. Tracy Sheffey says:

    I hav ebben so blessed, encouraged and reignited by the ministry of Billy and Franklin Graham. I thank God that you said yes to the Lord. The world is changed forever because of your yes.