Devotion for Thursday, May 23, 2019

Righteous are You, O Lord, and upright are Your judgments.  You have commanded Your testimonies in
righteousness and exceeding faithfulness. 
My zeal has consumed me, because my adversaries have forgotten Your
words.”  (Psalm 119:137-139)

What is the baseline to which
you compare things?  The Lord has given
the perfect way to judge all situations. 
His law is good and perfect.  Yes,
we fall short, but that does not change what is right and true.  Let the law of the Lord be that which guides
you that you would be lifted up to with Him where He is.  The law of the Lord is good and fitting for
all righteousness.

Lord, I often want to compromise and bring down Your law because of my
inability to meet its demands.  Lead me
Lord to seek always the better portion and come into Your presence.  You way is perfect and true.  Lead me O Lord in the way of perfection that
I would become ever more like Jesus my Savior. 
Help me to see through my own shortcuts to want and desire what You
alone can give.

Lord Jesus, You are the way,
truth and life.  Lead me in abiding with
You to bear fruit that is befitting the kingdom of heaven.  Help me now and always to see in You the
truth of the direction I need to go. 
Help me now and always to strive for the better portion knowing that in
You alone is the hope of eternity.  Lead
me this day my Lord and Savior that I would work into Your likeness in all
things.  Amen.

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