Devotion for Tuesday, December 31, 2019

“But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.  Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man
commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body” (1
Corinthians 6:17-18).

Sin compounds as it goes
inward.  Ultimately, sin ends up tearing
down such that the man becomes nothing. 
Sin seeks to erase the image of God which is in each person.  If this were possible, man would be
nothing.  Pride, the inward sin, destroys
and eternally kills.  Join with the Lord
and be as He would have you be.  Know
that He will make you into the image of Christ.

Lord, teach me the greater things that I would learn to abide in You
knowing that You are abiding in me. 
Guide me according to Your truth that I would walk in Your ways all the
days of my life.  Lead me, O Lord, that I
may be led by You and not by myself or any other.  Guide me according to Your Word to live into
the calling You have given me, for You are the Creator of all life.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead
the way.  In You alone is the hope of
every human.  Guide me this day in the
upward call You have given me.  Abiding
in me, walk with me each step, teaching me to walk with You each step that I
may learn what You would teach me this day. 
Help me now and always to see through the sin of this world in order to
cling to You alone.  Amen.