“Woe Is Me, That I Sojourn in Meshech”
Read Psalm 120
A man submerged in a culture swarming with lies and malice feels as if he is drowning in it: he can trust nothing he hears, depend on no one he meets. The longing for peace and truth sets him on a pilgrim search for wholeness in God. Dissatisfaction with the world of sin is preparatory to traveling in the way of discipleship.
PRAYER: God, in a world where more lies are told than truth, and where enmity is more common than peace, I thank you for your constancy and your fidelity. Give me the strength to be a peacemaker when those around me are scornful of your peace. For Jesus’ sake. Amen.
by Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 160