Devotion for Monday, November 18, 2019

“But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from
God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it
is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”  (1 Corinthians 1:30-31)

It is not what you or I do, but
what the Lord has done that makes all of this possible.  See this clearly.  All our actions in faith are a response to
what He has done first.  We are saved by
grace, therefor all of what we do is a part of the salvation journey.  We do not do to earn, but to respond to the
love which He has first given us.  The
only boast we have is in the Lord.  Boast
then in Him.

Lord, I have heard so many conflicting things and have even thought in
terms of receiving Your wrath when I sin forgetting that You have done what
needs to be done that I would continue walking with You.  Guide me O Lord in the way of truth that I
would humbly walk with You knowing that I am completely dependant upon You for
all I need, Guide me in Your salvation.

Lord Jesus, God in the flesh, You
have come to lead the way for those who believe.  Help me to not make more, nor less of the
truth of salvation than what You have revealed. 
Guide me according to what You have revealed to walk humbly with You in
and through all things.  Lead me to do
what is right in Your sight that I would do what is pleasing in the Father’s
eyes.  Amen.