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Plan Good and not Evil #2008

1 Woe to those who devise iniquity, and work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. 2 They covet fields and take them by violence, also houses, and seize them. So they oppress a man and his house, a man and his inheritance. (Micah 2:1–2, NKJV)

What did you plan to do today as you pillowed your head last night? Was it to “seek peace and pursue it” (1 Pet. 3:11)? Or, did you plan to use your power over others to benefit yourself at their expense? Did you plan to give your employer an honest day’s work? Or, how to get away with as little work as possible? Did you thank the Lord for your blessings? Or, did you covet what belongs to another? The prophet Micah announced God’s judgment on the corrupt leaders of Israel. They abused their power and enriched themselves by oppressing those they should have served. God knows what we are planning in our hearts just as He knew the hearts of Israel. And, like those in Israel, God holds us accountable when we plan to sin (Heb. 4:13). May our last thoughts before slumber be of plans to serve the Lord on the morrow, not preparations to sin against others and our God.