TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

Leviticus 16:29-18:30 
Mark 7:24-8:10
Psalm 41:1-13
Proverbs 10:15-16

BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:

Psalm 41:6 “They visit me as if they were my friends, but all the while they gather gossip, and when they leave, they spread it everywhere.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

In Psalm 41, the writer lamented his condition. Apparently his health had failed and it looked like he could die.

Yet, insult was added to injury because his “friends” were talking badly about him. When they visited, they would say kind things but when they left, they talked horribly about him.

All of us are capable of this. All of us are capable of saying kind things to someone and then uttering horrible things about them when we leave their presence.

There are a couple of words that describe this kind of person:

Hypocrite / two-faced

As much as we despise it in others, we may be guilty of it ourselves.

Let this morning’s Psalm remind us of how sinful and hurtful these sort of actions can be. And then let us commit, by God’s grace and strength, to never do such things again.