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“But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering.  But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God” (1 Corinthians 11:15-16).

If one is inclined to be contentious . . . we live in a time where there are so many who are contentious.  Do not foster the contention, either in yourself or in others.  We can find controversy, but leave such things behind.  Knowing what is good and right, press on toward the goal of becoming like Christ.  Do not be led astray by the constant harangues of this world.

Lord Jesus, You were constantly barraged by those who had contrary ideas.  Help me O Lord to not get caught up in such things, but to instead live into the life which has no end.  Guide me in the eternal precepts You have given that I may not be carried away with temporary variances that are offered as another way.  Through all things, keep my mind clear and my purpose straight.

Come Holy Spirit and lead me in discernment.  Guide me according to the Father’s purpose to live with who I am, where I am, and the direction You lead me.  Help me to work on the simple things of character this day, accepting who I am, that I may grow into what You are creating me to be.  Lead me, Spirit, deep within to be consistent and bold in my witness of the faith You give.  Amen