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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

The LORD is my fortress! Don't say to me, "Escape like a bird to the mountains!" You tell me, "Watch out! Those evil people have put their arrows on their bows, and they are standing in the shadows, aiming at good people. What can an honest person do when everything crumbles? The LORD is sitting in his sacred temple on his throne in heaven. He knows everything we do because he sees us all. The LORD tests honest people, but despises those who are cruel and love violence. He will send fiery coals and flaming sulfur down on the wicked, and they will drink nothing but a scorching wind. The LORD always does right and wants justice done. Everyone who does right will see his face. LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, you will never die. You, LORD, have appointed them to execute judgment; you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish. Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves? You have made people like the fish in the sea, like the sea creatures that have no ruler. The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks, he catches them in his net, he gathers them up in his dragnet; and so he rejoices and is glad. Therefore he sacrifices to his net and burns incense to his dragnet, for by his net he lives in luxury and enjoys the choicest food. Will you let them get away with this forever? Will they succeed forever in their heartless conquests? I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants-- but let them not turn to folly.

Meditate Hab. 2:1


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