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“Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?  Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him” (1 Corinthians 11:13-14).

There are cultural institutions that are not against the Lord.  Do nothing to rebel against the culture that is irrelevant or unnecessary.  Stand firm in the truth of the Gospel.  Weigh what is important and follow the Lord’s direction.  The world is in constant turmoil and we are called to discern what is important.  Keep the Lord’s law of love in your heart and live with the Lord first on your mind.

Lord, this world does have crazy ideas.  Some really do not matter in the grand scheme.  Help me to keep good priorities and seek for harmony and peace as far as I am concerned.  Within Your created order, guide me to live into the life for which I was created that I may become more like Christ each day.  Lead me, O Lord, and I will follow You through the morass of this age.

Lord Jesus, You know what it is like in this world.  So many people with so many different ideas about how things ought to be.  Lead me this day, O Lord, to live into the life to which You have called me.  Guide me according to Your precepts to not be confused by the offerings of this world and help me to grow in Your likeness.  Through all things, help me see the good order of creation and live within that order.  Amen.