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“Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness.   Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved” (1 Corinthians 10:5-6).

We seek after temporary things to appease our desires and place our faith in our comfort.  Be not tossed about by the fickle feelings this world encourages, but by the truth that the Lord has revealed.  Come into the presence of God and see Your life become what it was meant to be.  Do not be as those who wander in the wilderness, but as those who sit at the feet of Jesus and receive the one thing necessary.

Lord, help me to be a temperate person who is balanced in this life in preparation for what is to come.  Guide me according to Your goodness that I may see that in You alone is the truth of life.  Keep me from being led astray by hunger in the belly, or a tantalizing temptation.  Hold me fast to the truth You have revealed once for all.  Guide me in the goodness of Your Word that I may be satisfied.

Lord Jesus, You know all the temptations that are common to us all.  You know where I am led astray.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may now and always walk with You leading me.  Help me in those moments where I am tempted to wander that I may be guided by Your grace.  Whenever I meet those obstacles that come, lead me not into temptation, but into Your presence.  Amen.

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