“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, And the end of mirth may be grief. The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above.”
-The backslidden soul is driven by a deceitful heart. Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” A wicked heart is influenced by the pressures and pleasures of the world, and lured into the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life. It is therefore important to take heed to God’s word and hold onto His saving grace, for one may think he is standing yet he is falling into deep grooves of temptation.
Dear Lord Jesus, You are a good God, we thank You and worship You. Thank You for You have brought us to the beginning of a new day. May You renew our hearts with Your strength and purpose. May You forgive us of our errors and draw our hearts closer to You. May You guide us and lead not into temptations, but deliver us from all evil. May Your saving grace help us to overcome every temptation and lift us when we are falling. Help us not to be conformed to the pattern of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may be able to test and approve Your good, pleasing and perfect will. May You create in us clean hearts and renew Your steadfast spirit within us. May You bless all our leaders and those who seek elective posts that You may give them strength to serve all people according to Your will. May You give us peace even during this period of elections and guide us when voting. All glory, honor, power and strength belongs to You now and forever. Amen
Further reading: 1 Corinthians 10:12-13, Romans 12:1-2
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