Evil Schemers

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Daily Reading: Isaiah 54:1-57:14, Ephesians 6:1-24, Psalm 70:1-5, Proverbs 24:8

Daily Verse: “Whoever plans to do evil will be called a schemer.” Prov. 24:8

Evil schemers.

People who go looking for trouble find it. In a world wrought with strife, why some try to make it even harder, I don’t know. Yet, people will manipulate and devise evil plans to make others’ lives harder and supposedly improve their lives.

But evil schemes never win. Eventually, the perpetrator gets caught because the truth always comes out. Given enough time, all wicked plans get filtered through the light, and when they do, they quickly fall apart.

In the book of Esther, Haman plots to kill all the Jews. Instead, Mordecai, Esther’s uncle, finds out about the plan and brings it to the Queen’s attention, which leads to its unraveling. Instead of exterminating the Jews, Haman ends up impaled on the pole he had erected for Mordecai. Wicked schemers pay the price for their manipulations.

Don’t waste time plotting evil. Instead, put effort into building a relationship with God. Investing your time with the Lord will reap innumerable benefits and protect you from those who would do you harm.

Lord, forgive us for plotting evil schemes. Help us focus our attention on You and Your will for our lives. Let us live purposefully as we pursue You with all our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls. IJNIP. Amen

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