To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David. Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods? Do you judge the children of man uprightly? No, in your hearts you devise wrongs; your hands deal out violence on earth. The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies. They have venom like the venom of a serpent, like the deaf adder that stops its ear, so that it does not hear the voice of charmers or of the cunning enchanter.
Lord, the hatred of Satan towards You boils over and spews from the hearts and actions of men. It manifests itself from birth; it is characterized by lies and refuses to hear the Word that heals and restores. That hatred is cleverly disguised with honey and perfume; it holds all in its deadly charms. Keep me alert to its influence on me, O Lord.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 72
Evening: Psalm 148
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