September 1st – Friday

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4

Aaron Burr was declared not guilty of treason on this day in 1807, ending the highly publicized trial that enthralled the nation. After Burr’s controversial duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804, his popularity and political career suffered. He then became involved in circumstances in which it was alleged that he planned to create a separate empire in the new western territories of the U.S. The jury eventually acquitted him of the charges. Though the verdict reflected the difficulty in proving such charges beyond a reasonable doubt, his exoneration was not enough to win back favor with the people. Human beings can be quick to judge and slow to forgive an offense. Take time to meditate on the mercy and grace of Almighty God, who offered salvation while you were still sinning (Romans 5:6)! Ask the Lord to show His lovingkindness through you to others today.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For the president and vice president to look to the Lord for guidance in the decisions that face them today.
  • For the members of the president’s Cabinet to seek God’s wisdom as they fill their roles.

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