Reading: Ecclesiastes 5-8; Psalm 9
Father, I will remember all your wonderful blessings and how you’ve answered my prayers. You sit enthroned forever, executing justice with righteousness. You are a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know you put their trust in you, because you do not forsake those who search you out. There will come a day when there will be no more poor or needy because you will usher in justice once and for all. Money and riches will never satisfy. Let me rejoice in what you have given me, Lord, and let me learn to accept each day as a gift. That which you have set before me is better than that which I hope for. Though we mine your Word and the wisdom of this world, we can never understand why you do what you do. Your understanding is so far above ours that we cannot comprehend them.