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“For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.” God is not concerned about oxen, is He? Or is He speaking altogether for our sake? Yes, for our sake it was written, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the crops” (1 Corinthians 9:9-10).

Continue in hope. The world will go the way the world will go. The generations will come and go until the final day. Live in the hope you have been given through the salvation which is yours in Christ. Know that in Him you have the eternal hope of salvation. Know that all things must come to pass according to the will of the Father. So continue in the hope that you have been given.

Lord, teach me not to be tossed about by the winds of this age. Things come and bad things happen and I am told this must mean something. Let me instead focus upon the life You have given me that I may abide in You and You in me, learning to become like Christ. Help me through those times where I feel the pressure of this world to hold fast to the hope You have already given.

Lord Jesus, You have taught us to not be anxious for tomorrow. Teach me to live this day You have given me that I may do what is pleasing in the Father’s sight. Guide me according to Your never-failing principles to simply live the life You have given and live into the life You give by grace. Guide me, O Lord, in the everlasting way of truth that I may humbly abide in You. Amen.