Many have noticed a separation taking place of the sheep and goat nations, and the wheat and tares sown within the church. I think we will continue to see the separation taking place and it will be both glorious and troubling.
While on the one hand, we can praise God that we are in His favor and grace, and we are receiving blessings, but on the other hand, others that are being separated, many we loved, are reaping the consequences of the actions and intents of their heart and spirit. May God have mercy upon us all.
Father, I ask for the soberness of spirit to be able to praise You for all You have delivered us from and brought us through, and mourn at the same time, for our nation and others, while we embark on the “Compare and Contrast” season ahead. Help us to keep our heart and emotions steadfast.
Psalm 1:1 Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example],
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers).
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.
And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season;
Its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].
The wicked [those who live in disobedience to God’s law] are not so,
But they are like the chaff [worthless and without substance] which the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand [unpunished] in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord knows and fully approves the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked shall perish.