Devotion for Sunday, June 16, 2019

“For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace
be within you.”  For the sake of the
house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.”  (Psalm 122:8-9)

In Scripture, we are told to
practice our faith.  It may not be
automatic, for we have been born in an age of rebellion.  When you know what is the right thing to do,
do the right thing.  Be guided by what
the Lord says and let your peace be upon others.  Seek what is right in the Lord’s sight and
practice those things He commands.  Learn
the way of the Lord and walk in it.

Lord, I often want instant fixes. 
I do not want to take the hard road of practice exhorted in Your Word.  Teach me to walk the walk You would have me
walk.  Guide me according to Your
goodness to live into the life to which You have called me.  Help me now and always to see the value of
living in a godly way each day.  Help me
in times of turmoil to do what is right in Your sight.

Lord Jesus, in spite of what
happened each day, You showed faithfulness in doing all that You did for the
Father’s sake.  By Your example, lead me
to walk faithfully each day, doing what is right in the Father’s sight.  Help me to learn faithfulness from You.  Place in my heart a desire to do what I need
to do in order to grow in wisdom and understanding as You taught when You
walked in this world.  Amen.

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