Divine Judgment

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Daily Reading: Job 40:1-42:17,  2 Cor. 5:11-21, Psalm 45:1-17, Proverbs 22:14

Daily Verse: “The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the Lord’s wrath falls into it.” Prov. 22:14

Divine judgment.

When people don’t follow God, they quickly fall for seductive words, which lead them into a pit. Placing faith in an imperfect human instead of the Divine Lord will take people places they never wanted to go. Whether an adulteress or some other folly, succumbing to the temptation deals out punishment for the sin. 

Cleaning out my father-in-law’s house after his death, we found non-lethal squirrel traps. Rectangular metal wire had spring-loaded doors with sensitive triggers that quickly trapped the varmints. Using his attic as their kingdom, he trapped and released them in a nearby park.

Succumbing to seductive words traps us into a pit we can’t escape alone. Like the squirrels, playing in areas we shouldn’t leads us into traps. But the love of our heavenly Father helps us find freedom when we turn to Him, repent of our sins, and follow a different path.

Don’t get caught in a trap because you veer off the straight and narrow. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus; He will lead you away from trouble.

Lord, forgive us for disobeying You. Please help us turn from our foolish ways, repent of our sins and find freedom in You.  Lead us in the direction we should go, away from evil and into the abundant life in Christ. IJNIP. Amen

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