7Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
8For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
9The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
11As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
12A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.
I read this in my devotions yesterday, and verse 11 really spoke to me. Have you ever wondered why so many young people are dying today? I have, and most of the ones that are dying, are the ones that do crimes, just so they will have wealth. They are the ones that die early, or they kill others, in order to increase their wealth. Life has no value with a lot of the younger generation. They show no repect to their elders, when/if they go to church, at school, etc.
We need to start depending on the words of the Bible, bringing up our children the way God has told us to from old. If we keep pushing the Bible out of every place in our lives, how can we think God will bless us? We need God more now, than ever before. We need to get down on our knees, pray to God for guidance in our lives, and show us how to live, and raise our families. We need to value the life God has given us, ours as well as those we meet on the street. We need to wait on the Lord for what he will give us, not assume we are entitled to anything. We are in a “I want it now” mentality, instead of having patience, working for what we need, and want.
Let’s all kneel, and pray, for guidance, and forgiveness in our lives. Always remember, you are stronger, and stand straighter, when you humbly kneel before God asking for his help and guidance.