Devotion for Wednesday, January 9, 2019

“They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, and ate sacrifices offered to the dead. Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, and the plague broke out among them.” (Psalm 106:28-29)

Each generation is tempted into the old, old ways of those who are in rebellion. It does not matter what the particulars are, just that it is the same thing over and over again. The way of the Lord is unchanging and those who come into His presence are offered life as it was created to be lived. Come then into the Lord’s presence and reject the way of death the world offers.

Lord, You know all of the temptations that are before me. Lead me, O Lord, in Your way of life that I would now and always walk in the way of truth. Guide me away from the temptations of this world knowing that these things are the way of death. Do not cast me from Your presence because of my rebellion. Instead,bless me to walk with You all the days of my life.

Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, You have walked among us and abide with us still. Lead me in the narrow path You have established that I may live into the righteousness into which You call me. Guide me this day in Your Word of truth that I may be a witness of Your presence in this world. Cause me to flee from all unrighteousness and temptations of this world that come my way. Amen.