Thoughts for Elul - 25 Elul

Thoughts for Elul - 25 Elul

Elul 11 - Kehilat Ari Yehudah
1 For the leader. Set to "Do Not Destroy!"A psalm of Asaf. A song: We give thanks to you, God, we give thanks; your name is near, people tell of your wonders. 2 "At the time of my own choice, I will dispense justice fairly. 3 When the earth quakes, with all living on it, it is I who hold its support-pillars firm."(Selah) 4 To the boastful I say, "Do not boast!" and to the wicked, "Don't flaunt your strength! 5 Don't flaunt your strength so proudly; don't speak arrogantly, with your nose in the air! 6 For you will not be raised to power by those in the east, the west or the desert; 7 since God is the judge; and it is he who puts down one and lifts up another. 8 In ADONAI's hand there is a cup of wine, foaming, richly spiced; when he pours it out, all the wicked of the earth will drain it, drinking it to the dregs." 9 But I will always speak out, singing praises to the God of Ya'akov. 10 I will break down the strength of the wicked, but the strength of the righteous will be raised up.
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t is so easy to get caught up in anger over those elected to power in this world, those who are born into powerful dynasties, and those who take power for themselves. We must always remember that Adonai, Creator and King of the universe in in total control...His will is being worked out even through ruthless leaders. Be patient! Judgment is coming!

Adonai, You are well aware of the arrogance of those in powerful positions in this world. They each look toward the other for more power and support, but You are the one who placed them there and they do not even acknowledge You. They plot against Your people, Israel, in open defiance of Your word. I know Your timing is perfect, yet in my humanity, I desire to see their false sense of pride brought down. They do not know it, but they desperately need You...cause them to turn from their wicked ways. You alone are my King!