Friday, April 27, 2018

Zechariah 10:2

Zechariah 10:2
The idols speak deceit,
       diviners see visions that lie;
       they tell dreams that are false,
       they give comfort in vain.
       Therefore the people wander like sheep
       oppressed for lack of a shepherd.

Glorious, Ever-living, Creator,
I BELIEVE Your infallible, inerrant, inspired Word is a treasure chest of holy joy available to everyone who believes in You.

Rather than seeking Your perfectly wise counsel, we seek fabricated advice, distorted dreams and vain comfort from false teachers. Instead of truth, they deliver a subjective, superstitious, shallow brand of spirituality that causes confusion, contradiction, and false hope. Not satisfied with You alone, our carnal curiosity has us looking for feel-good mystical experiences. The Church in America is wandering like lost sheep without a shepherd, vulnerable to danger, deceit, and seduction.

Forgive us, O Lord, for trading Your eternal treasures for temporary trash. Will You graciously step in and rescue Your precious people from these religious, smooth-sounding charlatans? Replace their barefaced lies with Absolute Truth.

Open our ears to accurately hear the reality of Your infallible, inerrant, inspired precepts, promises, and purposes. Help us to be satisfied with You, and You alone. Focused on You, we'll worship You above all the deceptive and unpredictable pleasures this world has to offer.

You are worthy O Lord to receive glory and honor and power, because You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being. Amen.

What have you exalted above God's infallible, inerrant, inspired Word in your life? 

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