Morning by Morning, August 3 - Right Discernment for Right Judgment
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Let me hear Your voice and walk in Your steps. ...
"And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. In controversy they shall stand as judges, and judge it according to My judgments" (Ezekiel 44:23-24).
In a world of confusion and compromise, we need Your discernment. When we're surrounded by deception and distortion, we need Your guidance and clarity. And when we're tempted to waiver under the pressure of our peers or our culture to go along to get along, we need Your truth, settled in our souls, to be the judge of every thought that enters our hearts and minds.
We live in a day of those "who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter" (Isaiah 5:20). But at the same time, we live in a day when the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life lives in us and shines His light through us (Matthew 5:14).
So give us the courage to stand firm for what is right and resist what is wrong. Give us the discernment to know the difference. Give us the grace to "not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment" that comes from right discernment (John 7:24). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
I pray you will discern rightly and judge rightly, by the leading of the Spirit of Truth within you; and I pray those around you with authority and influence in your life will do the same, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, please continue to join with me in prayer for a close friend of mine and his family, as he continues to go through his trial for the next several weeks. We pray for clarity, discernment, all things exposed in the light of the truth, that the judge and jury may discern and judge rightly, as well as for the favor and mercy of the Lord for my friend and his family. And may God cause all of this to work together for good. God bless you!