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Twenty-three men and no women have

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The Bible passage for meditation, prayer, and reflection for the week of April 30 - May 6, 2017, is Psalm 53:1-6.  This psalm was written by David and is nearly identical to an earlier Psalm, Psalm 14.  In it, David reflects upon those who do not believe in the Lord and rejoices at the future promised salvation of Israel!

 

The [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt and evil are they, and doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good.

 

God looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, who sought (inquired after and desperately required) God.

 

Every one of them has gone back [backslidden and fallen away]; they have altogether become filthy and corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.

 

Have those who work evil no knowledge (no understanding)? They eat up My people as they eat bread; they do not call upon God.

 

There they are, in terror and dread, where there was [and had been] no terror and dread! For God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you; you have put them to shame, because God has rejected them.

 

Oh, that the salvation and deliverance of Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores the fortunes of His people, then will Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.  (Psalm 53:1-6, AMP)

 

With whom do you surround yourself?  Do you consider them fools?  Fools will lead you away from God, away from knowledge.  They will lead you into temptations, into the rejection of the Lord.  As you mediate on, pray over, and reflect upon this week’s verse, consider, are you surrounding yourself with fools?

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