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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for December 9, 2020

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WEDNESDAY, December 9

Psalm 119:37 Turn my eyes from watching what is worthless; give me life in your ways.

The psalmist is helpless, weak, possessed of a soul that “is weary with sorrow.” Nonetheless, the psalmist wants to remain focused on God’s decrees.

Succumbing to fear or insecurity or hostility or meanness is as dangerous as it ever was—more dangerous even than any virus or crime or natural disaster. Bad things happen in this broken and dying world. But we must always must speak out and do what we can to protect victims of racism, bigotry, malpractice, and systemic poverty, no matter what else is going on. Continuing to love the lost and the least is how God helps us focus on the great worth of each other.

MOVING FORWARD: What promises of God will you focus on today? Share them with us by using #ForwardDayByDay.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Sialkot (Pakistan) and Egba West (Nigeria)

Ps 38 * 119:25-48 | Isaiah 6:1-13 | 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 | John 7:53—8:11

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