Wednesday, January 19 — Psalm 13
Genesis 21; Matthew 7:24–8:4
Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who are glad at calamity will not go unpunished. Proverbs 17:5
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Matthew 5:7
Lord Jesus, keep us from being blinded by worldly distractions of power and wealth. May we share your gifts of love and mercy to all, even the guilty, the poor, and the oppressed. We pray that we live our lives to reflect all the goodness and grace you offer us each day. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.