Devotion for Saturday, December 14, 2019

“Now some have become arrogant, as though I were not coming to
you.  But I will come to you soon, if the
Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but
their power” (1 Corinthians 4:18-19)

There are always those in our
midst who do not believe what the Lord says. 
He even spoke of them when He instructed believers to leave the tares amongst
the wheat.  They act as if they had immunity.  But neither cater to them, nor empower
them.  Be diligent to do what the Lord
gives you to do knowing that it is You who is in relationship with Him.  He is always the final authority.

Lord, help me to learn how to walk the fine line in this world that I
may remain faithful amongst those who are not faithful.  Let me not be carried away with the nonsense
of those who will not listen, but obediently look to You for all things.  You have given me the words of eternal life.  Let them richly dwell within me that I would
now and always abide in the truth of Your eternal presence.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, that You
have given all the instruction I need. 
Guide me in the way of living my life here and now that I may abide with
You and walk in Your presence.  Give me
instruction when those who will not listen arise that I may live into the kind
of relationships You are developing within me knowing that I am always in Your
presence.  Be my guide always, Lord.  Amen.