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Read Psalm 17:1-7 and 15

Monday

Read Psalm 17:1-7 and 15


      Listen, O LORD, to my plea for justice;
     pay attention to my cry for help!
     Listen to my honest prayer.
     2You will judge in my favour,
     because you know what is right.

     3You know my heart.
     You have come to me at night;
     you have examined me completely
     and found no evil desire in me.
     4I speak no evil as others do;
     I have obeyed your command
     and have not followed paths of violence.
     5I have always walked in your way
     and have never strayed from it.

     6I pray to you, O God, because you answer me;
     so turn to me and listen to my words.
     7Reveal your wonderful love and save me;
     at your side I am safe from my enemies.


     15But I will see you, because I have done no wrong;
     and when I awake, your presence will fill me with joy.

Think


The Psalmist opens himself completely to the Lord's examination and purification:  "You know my heart.  You have come to me at night; you have examined me completely and found no evil desire in me." (Verse 3).  His conscience his clear, his motivations are right.

Pray


Lord help me to live and love with the right motivation.

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