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“But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife” (1 Corinthians 7:32-33).

We get to the heart of what Paul has been saying. There is a principle here. We have been created to care. Where that care is directed is important. We often find that we are driven to care about the things of this world. When that care interferes with the direction of our faith, this is a problem. We were created to love and the direction of our love will guide us. Direct your life toward the Lord.

Lord, I do not know what it means to love you above all things. Lead me, O Lord, to be guided by You in and through all things. Help me to see that only in You will I find meaning for why I exist. Guide me to live in the right direction that I may now and always walk according to Your purposes. Help me see through those things that seek to direct my focus in other directions.

Lord Jesus, You continuously pointed us upward. Lead me to see that only in You will I find completion. Guide me according to Your goodness to know that in You alone will I be able to walk the narrow path of salvation. Lead me out of myself to see that through You is the only way to find what is missing that I may not wander through this life aimlessly. Guide me, Lord Jesus. Amen.