Devotion for Friday, November 8, 2019

“I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was
given you in Christ Jesus, that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all
speech and all knowledge, even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed
in you, so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the
revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end,
blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 
(1 Corinthians 1:4-8)

Be thankful not only for the
grace you have received, but also for the grace the Lord grants others.  The Lord knows those who are His, You do
not.  Although all have been called, few
obey the call.  Be one of those who obey
and realize that all you need has been provided by the One who gave Himself for
You that you may stand before the Father as one who is blameless.

Lord, teach me what all of these things mean.  Too often I become wrapped up in the ways of
this world and hurriedly go about my business forgetting that I am to walk with
You as You walk with me.  Lead me in the
revelation You have given that I may learn how to become blameless even as I
know Your grace makes me blameless.  Lead
me by grace to become blameless in eternity.

Lord Jesus, You have empowered
all who believe to walk boldly in the faith You give.  Grant me a willingness to always live by
grace, proclaiming the good and gracious news of the salvation You alone make
possible.  Conform me to You that I may
be like You.  Teach me all I need to know
that I would journey in faith with You until the day I stand before You face to
face.  Amen.