Devotion for Wednesday, December 25, 2019

“I say this to your shame.  Is it
so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between
his brethren, but brother goes to law with brother, and that before
unbelievers?”  (1 Corinthians 6:5-6)

What kind of people are those
who follow Christ supposed to be?  Are we
to quarrel with one another, asserting dominance and fighting over trivial matters?  Following Christ is about learning to put on Christ
and seek the Father’s will in all things. 
Sinners abound in the church, but are you going to follow the crowd, or
follow Christ?  Be earnest in your
commitment to Christ.

Lord, teach me the way to go.  The world tugs at me and I am tossed about by the waves of ideas in this world.  Simplify my thinking that I would walk humbly with You and learn.  Teach me the better portion that I would abide in Your presence and purpose.  When wronged by a neighbor, teach me how to respond as You would respond that I may grow to be more like You in all things.

Lord Jesus, I need the salvation
which only You can provide.  Help me to
see more clearly those times and places where I do act like the world.  Show me the way in which to deal with the
daily struggles that will strengthen me in faith and charity.  Guide me, O Lord, according to Your purposes
that I would now and forever humbly abide in You and Your ways.  Teach me to be like You in all things.  Amen.