Proverbs 23:17-18

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Do not let your heart envy sinners,
    but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.
There is surely a future hope for you,    and your hope will not be cut off. - Proverbs 23:17-18

Dear Jesus,

It's so easy to see people short cutting to success by doing things that are unethical and wondering why you allow them to get their way.  It makes me envy their wins.  But you beg me here to trust you and refuse to succumb to their ways.  You want me to pursue the fear and respect of you instead of success at all costs.  I love your promise that their is a future for me when I put you first in all dealings.  I will live by that faith and wait for you to make good on your promise.  I figure that if you saved me by giving up your son you most certainly will bless me as I follow your ways. 


Pastor Don Patterson

God's way may take longer but always ends better.