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“And those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess; and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away” (1 Corinthians 7:30-31).

The point continues that your momentary circumstances will change.  What you have will eventually pass from you to another.  What you do not have remains to be seen.  Who you are in the Lord is eternal and the hope toward which we are called.  This age will pass away, but you are called by the grace of the One who is eternal.  For what will you live and to what will you strive?

Lord, there are many ideas in the world.  People are constantly vying to persuade me this way or that.  Help me I pray to see through the lies and delusions to see clearly what it true.  In truth, lift me up to become as one who seeks Your face and follows in Your example.  Teach me how to walk in this world of confused and mixed messages to be one who walks with You in the words of eternal life.

Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, lead me in truth that I may be guided by Your clear and ever-present word.  Help me in moments of confusion to see and hear clearly.  Help me to learn what it means to abide in You.  Help me to never reject the promise of Your abiding in me.  Through all things, keep me on the narrow path that I may walk humbly before the Father and do what is pleasing in His sight.  Amen.

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