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“So that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.  And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it” (1 Corinthians 12:25-26).

Division is of the devil.  Our Savior prayed that we would be one even as He is One.  Be guided by this principle and not the principles of the world which segregate and divide.  We are all called in the one baptism to the One Lord for His sake and purpose.  Be guided by this always knowing that He who is in You has already overcome the world.  Be lifted up in His presence.

Lord, where I fight against the truth of Your kingdom, bring me to the place where I see others through Your eyes.  Lead me in Your goodness that I would not act as those who are worldly, but as You do towards all people.  Teach me these principles that I may grow in Your likeness and learn to love as You love.  You know what is needed; help me accept all that You give.

Lord Jesus, though the world was made through You, You did not come into the world demanding the respect You are due.  Instead, You came humbly to accomplish all that needed to be done for our salvation.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of salvation that I would hold fast to Your promises and not settle for anything less.  Help me live through every temptation to be Yours always.  Amen.