“And will not [our just] God defend and protect and avenge His elect (His chosen ones), who cry to Him day and night? Will He defer them and delay help on their behalf? I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find [persistence in] faith on the earth?” Luke 18:7-8 ->me: Missed my QT yesterday (no excuses). Today I planned to jump right back into Revelation 6:10-11 but got slapped up-side the head by the Holy Spirit with these 2 verses. Luke 18:7 was referenced in response to the Martyrs at the foot of the altar crying out to the Sovereign God for justice on the inhabitants of the earth. As I read this verse in Luke I was drawn to the next verse which pretty much says (paraphrased) “God will avenge His persecuted saints and when He does it will be quick…however, not every so called saint is a victim.” OUCH! HEART CHECK! Am I really genuine in my petitioning before the Lord? In the same passage, through a parable, Jesus says the every man who exalts himself will be humbled and man who humbles himself before the Lord will be exalted. How do I handle the challenges thrown at me in my life, at home, at work, etc? Do I see tragedy in way I have been treated in a situation or do I see my own failure and/or the impact on others rather than myself? Today’s message from the Holy Spirit is to stop and check my sinful heart before getting angry at how I have been treated or think to highly of myself when God has blessed me with something going my way. Thank you for the fuel for prayer today Lord!