Prayer: Our God in heaven, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we pause today to ascribe to you glory and honor as the only God of heaven and earth. Though we live in a world that has been ruined by sin, and we see the effects of sinful men boasting in their own greatness and promoting their own arrogance, we know that you alone are wise. Your Word tells us what happens when men refuse to acknowledge you. These people, professing to be wise, have become fools. We grieve the state of our world, and we take notice of how much sin has done. We thank you that in your divine wisdom, purpose, and plan, determined to send the Lord Jesus Christ as the only mediator between you and sinful men. We thank you that we have an advocate with you, our Father, in the person and work of the Savior. Forgive us for failing to honor you daily with our lives, walking humbly with you. Grant to us a great measure of your Spirit. Revive us, and help us to live as salt and light in a dark and dying world. We pray this in the Name of Christ. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Ps. 29; Rom. 1; Rom. 3:23, 6:23; 1 John 2:1-2; Matt. 5:13-16