Devotion for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

“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.