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“What do I mean then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons” (1 Corinthians 10:19-20).

Seeing things as they are is a hard thing to do in our world because of the pollution with which we have all been afflicted.  A thing is a thing, but we are in a war against principalities.  Come then and be led by the goodness of the Lord knowing that He who formed you will guide you in all of your ways and keep you from harm.  Your part is to be aware and not become entangled in such things.

Lord, grant that I may have discernment and see more clearly the things I need to see.  Guide me according to Your goodness that I would not even inadvertently fall prey to the games of the wicked one.  Keep me close to you knowing that in You is real and true life and that You offer to share this life with those who come to You.  Guide me, Lord, in the way You know I need to go.

Lord Jesus, You have asked me to come follow You.  You have taught us to not be led in the way of temptation.  Guide me, Lord, in the way of goodness that I would walk with You always.  Keep me from those things which will harm me.  Help me be whom You are shaping.  In and through all things, grant me eyes to see that I would not be led astray by demons into trivial pursuits.  Amen.