Devotion for Tuesday, April 14, 2020

“Does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Corinthians 13:5-7).

Lord, You have endured the foolish doubts of every generation.  I am unable to imagine how You do it.  Yet, You have done so for my sake and for the sake of those around me.  Lead me, O Lord, that I may walk humbly with You and learn how to love.  Guide me to be appropriate in Your love and to rejoice in all that You are doing.  Help me to believe, hope, and endure.

This world is filled with constant noise and feelings which are lifted up as love.  They are, at best, a pale reflection of the truth.  You alone know all things and You are love, O Lord.  Take away the foolish notions of this generation and replace it with the truth of Your love.  Lead Your faithful to come into Your presence with joy and thanksgiving.

Lord Jesus, You suffered for my sake and of us all.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I would walk humbly with You and learn how to fulfill the law of love.  Guide me today and every day to put into practice what You are teaching me.  Help me to learn to love as You love that I may be ready to be in the Father’s presence forever.  Help me to endure all things for the overwhelming glory of Your love.  Amen.