Scripture for the day is Proverbs 16:6

By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
    and by the fear of the Lord one avoids evil.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, the gospel appears foolish to the world (1 Corinthians 1:18-25), but it is the most sublime wisdom. I praise you for giving us a powerful incentive to serve you, but without crushing us under guilt. It is wiser than either the stifling moralistic cultures or the rudderless relativistic cultures of the world. Amen.