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How blessed are those who do not associate in close fellowship and friendship with the ungodly. Jehovah-Tsidkenu (the LORD our Righteousness), purge those whose hearts are not on upholding Your righteousness but are bent on evil. Remove them from leadership positions until You find none. Establish more like Joseph—a man who forgave those who harmed him, who saw Your hand in all of his life, who worked diligently at what was given to him, who refused to be drawn away from Your holy standard, and who continued to seek after You. Most importantly, position men and women of integrity as leaders in Your church.

Raise up and train an army of men and women in each nation of the world who will labor passionately and steadfastly so that all under their rule, whether it be men, women, children, or the not-yet-born, will be able to lead a “tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” Gird them so they are willing to do what is right, even if it pains them.

Men of bloodshed hate the blameless. Protect and hide the righteous and their loved ones in the blood of Jesus so that they will suffer no retaliation or harm. Put a protective hedge of thorns around these servants; build a wall of defense so those who seek to do harm cannot penetrate the stronghold You have placed around the righteous. Instruct them in Your ways. Open their eyes to see You and their ears to hear Your voice.

Surround the upright with an abundance of godly counselors. But may they rest firmly and confidently in You, Wonderful Counselor, above all. As You give insight to those who seek You, may they shine Your righteousness and Your holiness like stars into their spheres of influence.


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