Son, tell My people to be careful how they live. They are to live their lives with love, by following My example. They are not to take part in worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose it. They are not to live like fools, but make the most of every opportunity.
Tell them that when they sing spiritual songs and make music to Me in their hearts, that this brings confusion to those who oppose them. Tell them they need to be thankful for everything.
Son, tell fathers to discipline and instruct their children that I have given them; that they should show them by example how to do My will with all their heart. Be men who stand against evil, by being men of truth. Show your children My peace; that comes when they are fully prepared for what’s coming. Be men with faith who know how to block the arrows of the evil one. Show them that My word is powerful, that it has the power to cut out any wickedness in one’s life. Show them that you are men of prayer, and that you pray all the time and on every occasion; that as men of persistent prayer you will be alert.
Son, tell your nation, that if they obey Me and do whatever I command, then they will be My people, and I will be their God. But the leaders of your nation have said that I do not know what’s ahead for them! So do not trust your leaders, no matter how pleasantly they speak. For any nation who refuses to obey Me will be uprooted and destroyed. I, the Lord, have spoken!
Lord take control of what I say, and help me know when I should speak. I look to You for help, for You are my refuge. Keep me from the traps they have set for me; from the snares of those who do wrong. Thank You that You allow me to tell You all my troubles. When I am overwhelmed, You alone know the way I should go. You are all I really want in life.