Saturday, October 17 2020 Devotional

"Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may You establish the righteous— You who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!

My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart."

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭7:9-10‬

It’s amazing how little the world has changed, with all the change that has come. Technology is different, but the hearts of people and their needs are the same as they were 3,000 years ago when these words were written.

There was evil afoot in David’s time, just as there is now. In this fallen world, righteousness is always looking for a toehold to be established while sin and cruel oppression claim the high ground. If God were not at work, limiting the evil that men can do, overturning the plans of the wicked and establishing righteousness, this world would be unlivable. The human race would certainly have self-destructed long ago.

God sees into and tests the hearts of men. He will bring evil schemes to an end and establish what’s right. During this age, He’ll do it over and over again in response to the prayers of His children.

One day He will make a complete end of evil and establish the righteous forever. Meanwhile, as we wait for that to happen, we are the “church militant,” still in the struggle; righteousness seeking a foothold while evil rages.

Always seek to be upright in heart, because then we can be assured of a place of refuge, a shield Who is our defender.

Lord, keep my heart upright as I look for a foothold. Protect Your children in this evil age, bring an end to the evil that dominates in our time, and establish the righteous once again. We long for the day when that will be complete; come quickly, Lord Jesus! Meanwhile, be a shield to us and defend us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Pastor Dan Giles

Recent Posts

See All

Monday 8/2/2021 Devotional by Pastor Dan Giles

And Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned. Now the days of Isaac were 180 years. And Isaac breathed his last, and he died an

Calvary Update Sunday 8/1/2021

Hello, everyone! The weather here has been much nicer this week; humid but a lot cooler; some areas of gentle rain, mostly at night. Last evening we had a lovely wedding for Jack Coughlan and Ashley

Sunday 8/1/2021 Devotional by Pastor Dan Giles

Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭26:1, 12‬ We Christians live i