The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good. He devises mischief upon his bed. He sets himself in a way that is not good. He does not abhor evil. Psalm 36:3-4
These words certainly fit our times. Both people and rulers twist their words to defend and promote wickedness and deceit. They abandon all wisdom and have ceased doing what is good and right. As a result, they are on a path that leads to ruin in this life and God’s judgment and eternal ruin when this life is past.
O merciful Father, keep us from our own foolish and wicked devices and grant us the wisdom to repent of our evil ways and look to You for mercy in the shed blood of Christ Jesus and for the strength to amend our ways. Amen.
[Scripture is quoted from the Revised Common Version of the Bible.]