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“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God; just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved” (1 Corinthians 10:31-33).

Although the truth of eternity has been revealed to you by grace, this gains you nothing of itself. The Lord who knows has called you. Do not think you’re either superior or inferior, but only as one called by the Lord. Do not seek for your sake, for all you need is already provided, but for the sake of others, for the Father desires that none should perish and You have your part in sharing the truth with others.

Lord, help me to see that I am in the midst of the drama of this age. I can neither hide from what is around me, nor excuse myself from it that I might not be bothered. In Your providence, lead me to live according to Your will that I may profit by the goodness of grace which You have freely given. Help me to please others for Your sake alone that I may fulfill Your will on earth, as it shall be done in heaven.

Come, Holy Spirit, and lead me in the way I need to go this day. Help me to spend less time trying to figure things out and more time doing what is pleasing in the Father’s sight. Guide me according to Your will to be pliable in Your hands and resilient in action. Lead me as You know I need to be led that I would willingly do all I am able for the sake of Your everlasting kingdom. Amen.