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“All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor” (1 Corinthians 10:23-24).

We live in a world that encourages us to go for all we can gain. We are encouraged to think of ourselves first. There are times, but not all times, when we should think of these things. But we are a part of the Lord’s creation and what does it mean to be a part of His kingdom? Think on these things and act in accordance with His purposes. Seek and do what is good for the neighbor.

Lord, I know well the pollution of my own mind. I know that I seek after things for myself.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way You would have me go that I would seek after those things which are in Your plan and purpose rather than just those of this world. Lead me in the way of life that I would think of others too and not only of myself. Help me to know the freedom I have in You that I would live into Your will.

Lord Jesus, You know all that is needed. You know the struggle we have with sin and the temptations that get in the way of us living according to the Father’s will. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I would now and always abide in the truth of what You have done and what You are doing. Guide me in grace to live according to Your never-changing Word that I may always abide in You and You in me. Amen.

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