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“Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything” (1 Corinthians 6:11-12).

Notice what is said here.  The law no longer matters: not in the sense of its condemnation.  All baptized and walking in forgiveness by the cleansing blood of Jesus are among the redeemed.  Do not live in the former way, but into the upward call of the Lord Jesus.  Learn to become like Him and grow in His likeness.  This is the calling for everyone who walks in the way of truth.

Lord, I want to make laws out of everything.  I see a pattern and then want to say that this is the way things are.  Instead, help me to look to You knowing that You alone know all things and are shaping the universe according to Your will.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of goodness that I would now and always humbly abide in You as You abide in me, walking ever closer with You into eternity.

Lord Jesus, You alone have paid the price for all of my sins.  It really doesn’t matter that I can’t fully keep the Law as long as I am walking, abiding, and dwelling in Your forgiveness.  Lead me today and every day according to Your goodness that I would humbly abide with You and You with me.  Lift me up to see more clearly that I would not fall into the traps of the wicked one, but walk freely with You.  Amen.

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