Word of the Day
THE WORD FOR TODAY
Micah 1-4 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
Micha 2:1 Woe to those who devise iniquity, and work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
I was watching an update on the sad story of Calley Anthony. As a grandfather and as a dad I am just horrified at the crime committed against this innocent child. My first question was, “What kind of person could do such a thing?” Now we hear so many stories about selfish self-centered interests of a mom who should have been doing everything in her power to love her child.
INIQUITY takes a lot of effort!
God through Micah said, “Woe to those who devise iniquity, and work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.” The picture is really very simple. The plan is laid at night and hatched the next day because it was in the power of their hand. They had all the resources and ability to bring harm and injustice on others around them.
God’s answer for them…WOE! In other words God would exact His mighty justice with power and great strength. He would use other nations to bring an end to the evil in the midst of His people.
I have seen the extremes that people will go to do bad things. If we would put just half the effort into living a holy life that we put into a life of disobedience can you imagine how much better our homes, our churches, our schools and our society would be? The difference would be amazing. Marriages would be transformed. Children would be offered hope not brokenness. Our world would definitely be a better place.
The personal lesson for me is to make my plans in evening on how I can love and honor and serve my Lord and my God…and then come morning light…love and honor and serve God with all of my heart.
Father, help us to make the plans for our life that will bring honor and glory to your name and that with your power we will establish that faithful testimony for you...IN JESUS NAME…AMEN!!!