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“I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.”  (1 Corinthians 2:3-5)

Clever men speak clever things to woo people into thinking all kinds of things.  How is it than in human history men can be convinced to do the wicked things that have been done?  The Lord did not come with some clever scheme, but has revealed the simple truth that we are all sinners who need to be saved from sin, death, and the devil.  So come and walk in the way of the Lord and live.

Lord, help me to not be carried away with the insanity of this age.  Guide me in the way of truth that I would humbly walk with You now and always.  Let me neither speak in clever terms, nor be carried away by them, but always listen to Your Word of truth.  Guide me, O Lord, that I may listen, hear and obey all that You speak to me.  Let it be Your power and wisdom that guide me.

Lord Jesus, You came speaking truth.  The clever of this age did not like what You spoke, but You said it anyway.  Help me to hear Your Word of truth and follow wherever You lead.  Guide me according to Your word to do what is pleasing in the Father’s sight.  Now and always, may I abide in You, all that You teach, and follow You all the days of my life in the way, truth, and life that You have established.  Amen.