Devotion for Wednesday, February 26, 2020

“But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and
the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. Every man who
has something on his head while praying or prophesying disgraces his head” (1
Corinthians 11:3-4).

We have just gone through
several verses that speak of the freedom in Christ and the need to put on
Christ who, although God, put on humanity for our sake. If we are imitators of
Christ, then we do what we do for the sake of others. Here, Paul speaks of what
is good order for the time and place in which we find ourselves. This is not a
law, but a principle. How are you Christ to others?

Lord, help me to not make legalistic laws out of every little thing I
read, but see the principle and by Your insight, apply it to my circumstances. Guide
me, O Lord, in the way You would have me go knowing that I do not always know
how to do these things. You have created the order of things, so help me apply
Your order that I may live fully in You and according to Your Word.

Holy Spirit, guide me with
discernment that I may live in good order. Teach me what I need to know that I
may understand more fully the truth of creation. Let me not make laws where
there need not be any laws, but also help me to live into the good order of
Your creation. Grant me wisdom that I may see clearly the line between these
things and live in a way that is pleasing to the Father. Amen.