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Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, His Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!


“Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked, for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.” Proverb 24:19-20 NIV

On my tenth birthday, I had my heart set on either another barbie doll to add to my growing collection or maybe one of those cool Easy-Bake Oven, to fix those little cakes, of how about my favorite school toys skip it. I don’t know if you all remember that thang, it was a fruit shaped weight, which affixed to your ankle; it’s had a plastic hoop that spun around in a 360-degree rotation while you constantly skipped. Instead, my mom bought me a diary, I wondered to myself, mom what am I going to do with this? Why mom, why this gift? As I looked at the pink Hobby Lobby diary with flowers on it, I thoughts what an odd gift, I didn’t have much worth writing about, besides I couldn’t spell all that well. I couldn’t use it to draw pictures, I wasn’t good at that either. But one day, I picked it up, thinking maybe I could try to write a few things. As I opened it up, the first page said this belongs to and down below was a line for my name. Flipping through the pages of the book, it was completely blank, just waiting to hold some words I suppose. It was then I started with one small phrase, Dear Mr. Jesus Christ. Blind as a baby bat, this would begin a lifelong relationship through prayer, as I asked why.

The prophet Jeremiah grappled with issues ask he asked the Lord why? Why do the heathen rage? Why do good things happen to the baddest of the bad? Why this, why that. In those younger years for me, there were things I felt he answered through my parents and others that were not answered until my adult life. There are songs, poems, movies, and books devoted to the question why. Is it not the curiosity of man, to if not know why, to at least ask? 

Curiosity to answer some of those questions why gave us breakthroughs from the three-light traffic signal, refrigerated trucks, automatic elevator doors, color monitors for desktop computers, blood banks, laser treatment for cataracts, and home security systems just to name a few.

As we consider today’s scripture perhaps a better question is why are we concerned with it? Do not lose sight of the Goal here friends, to be the best YOU can be. The Word tells us, Do not fret (worry), because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

It’s natural to wonder why God is gracious and merciful to people whose hearts are hard and stubborn. Shucks there been plenty of times I know I didn’t deserve it, but His grace and mercy gave me what I couldn’t often do myself and that’s forgive and let it go. One answer to the question “Why do the wicked prosper?” is that even the wicked have a purpose to fulfill in God’s plan. Consider this question, what would we do without the Lord’s patience in our lives?

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.