Tuesday, April 18 — Psalm 50:16–23
Job 21; 1 Corinthians 2:3–16
The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. Zephaniah 3:15
God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
Seeing the violent chaos of our human-making, Lord, you could justifiably wipe your hands of us and leave us cowering in fear. Instead, you offer us your powerful love. Give us wisdom to open our hearts to your Spirit and courage to follow where you lead. Amen.