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Do Not Incline My Heart

September 8, 2019

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Do Not Incline My Heart

Without a single, tiny doubt,  the LORD God Almighty does not tempt anyone  to do evil.     But, He does eventually leave those  who continually rebel against His love,  wisdom and urgings  to do what is right and good.     Knowing that,  King David begged the LORD  in Psalm 141:3-4,

Set a guard,  O LORD, over my mouth;

Keep watch over the door  of my lips.

Do not incline my heart  to any evil thing,

To practice deeds  of wickedness

With men who do iniquity;

And do not let me eat  of their delicacies.

King David’s prayer matches up  with what Jesus taught us  in the Lord’s prayer  in Luke 11:1-4, noting in verse 4“And lead us not into temptation.”     God does not tempt us,  but He will eventually leave those who love doing evil  and refuse  to do what they know is right  and good.

When God is no longer constantly urging them  to take the straight and narrow path  to heaven,  they will sink further  into their own sinful desires.     That will lead  to their eternal judgment,  unless they come to their senses  and change their ways  to start following the Lord’s ways again.

Because this world is so deeply sunk down  into all sorts of gross sins,  we all need  to daily and fervently pray  for the LORD  to guard our hearts,  minds,  mouths,  and actions.     We need to be proactive  in being protected  from every sort of temptation.     The temptations in life are very real  and dangerous.     They are nothing  to fool around with.     Our eternal life is at stake.

Ever thankful  for God’s faithful love  and protection,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for being so true to us.     Strengthen us  to always remain faithful  and true  to Your sacrificial love  for us.”

Love,
Margaret

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