Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Monday, December 30, 2019


Text: “Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.  He made a pit, and digged it and is fallen into the ditch which he made”. – Psalm 7:14,15.

Comment:  The Holy Bible is replete with instances of people who did evil, lived dishourably and ended up disgracefully.  They suffered penalty for wickedness.  The king of the Canaanites, Adonibezek, is a case in point.  he had unnatural fondness for cruelty to other people; he did not escape the wrath of God.  He was captured and had his thumbs and his great toes cut off as he had done to others.  Acknowledging the supremacy of God Almighty Who had rewarded him for his cruelty to others,  Adonibezek confessed: “Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off used to gather their food under my table; as I have done so God has repaid me” (Judges 1:6,7 Amplified Bible)  In a prophetic declaration against Esau for his violence against his brother, Jacob, It is written “ For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. “ (Obadiah verse 10)  And writing further about the lot of the wicked, David the Psalmist stated: “His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come upon his own pate”.  “The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy and to slay such as be of upright conversation? (Psalm 7:16’ 37:14,15)  Also, King Solomon stated that the wicked “shall fall himself into his own pit but the righteous shall have good thing in possession.” – Proverbs 28:10.

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