Devotion for Monday, December 23, 2019

“Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to
go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?  Or do you not know that the saints will judge
the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute
the smallest law courts? (1 Corinthians 6:1-2)

In the beginning, Adam was given
dominion over the earth.  He relinquished
that dominion to sin and sin reigns in this age.  In eternity, the redeemed will once again
have dominion, for this is one thing grace restores.  If this be true, then ought we not to put
into practice the way things are meant to be? 
We are called to live by the truth of the Lord and not according to the
ways of this temporary age of sin.

Lord, original sin lies deep in me and I default to the old Adam.  Teach me discernment that I may see things as
You would have me see them.  Guide me
according to Your goodness to be discerning in all things and to live according
to Your purposes.  Lead me, O Lord, in the
way of truth that I might now and always abide in You as You abide in me,
seeing things as You do.

Lord Jesus, without the grace You
have purchased for me from the cross, this would be impossible.  With You, I can do all that You require in my
life.  Lead me in Your strength to see
that in You I am able to discern what is right and true that I may live
according to the Father’s will.  Help me
today to put into practice those things that will prepare me for eternity.  Guide me always, Lord.  Amen.