Don’t Forget To Remember God’s Faithfulness
O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me!
Give ear to my voice when I call to you!
2 Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,
and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!
3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!
4 Do not let my heart incline to any evil,
to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with men who work iniquity,
and let me not eat of their delicacies!
5 Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness;
let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head;
let my head not refuse it.
Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.
6 When their judges are thrown over the cliff,
then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.
7 As when one plows and breaks up the earth,
so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
8 But my eyes are toward you, O LORD, my Lord;
in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!
9 Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me
and from the snares of evildoers!
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I pass by safely.
Even after we have tasted and seen the Lord is good and He has proven Himself worthy of our trust and our hearts, we still have to be on guard. Cry out to Him for protection against our deceitful hearts, and seek admonishment from faithful friends.
- In what ways has God proven Himself to be a trustworthy Heavenly Father in your life?
- In what areas of your heart are you prone to forget God and try life your way?
- Who are the godly men or women in your life who know you and are willing to (forcefully if need be) point your heart back to Christ?