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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

We need spiritual eyes to see the truth. Our flesh gets in the way so many times of our reason and thinking. Unconsciously we do what the flesh wants instead what the right thing to do is. You can become so blind in your own ways that you loose the path of righteousness. Have our hearts become dull and stupid that we have no time nor energy to do what is right. There is a certain drowsiness to sin, and if we continue in its path truth becomes obscured. What is true and right is false and wicked. What is evil becomes good because we see only through our lusts and passions. Surely God is good to us, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. I started comparing myself others in the flesh. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. They seem to live such painless lives; their bodies are so healthy and strong. They don’t have troubles like other people; they’re not plagued with problems like everyone else. They wear pride like a jeweled necklace and clothe themselves with cruelty. Their eye bulges from fatness because they have more than the heart desires; The imaginations of their mind run riot with foolishness. They sneer and say cruel things, and because of their pride, they make violent threats. They boast against the very heavens, and their words strut throughout the earth. And so the people are dismayed and confused, drinking in all their words. “What does God know?” they ask. “Does the Most High even know what’s happening?” Look at these wicked people— enjoying a life of ease while their riches multiply. Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason? I get nothing but trouble all day long; every morning brings me pain. So I tried to understand why the wicked prosper. But what a difficult task it is! Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. Truly, The LORD puts them on a slippery path and sends them sliding over the cliff to destruction. In an instant they are destroyed, completely swept away by terrors. When you arise, O Lord, you will laugh at their silly ideas as a person laughs at dreams in the morning. Then I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside. I was so foolish and ignorant— I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you. Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. With my spiritual eyes I can see the Truth standing right in front me even now. Its you Jesus. Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Those who desert him will perish, for you destroy those who abandon you. But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.

Meditate Jeremiah 5:3


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