Devotion for Friday, August 21, 2020

“I give my opinion in this matter, for this is to your advantage, who were the first to begin a year ago not only to do this, but also to desire to do it.  But now finish doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability” (2 Corinthians 8:10-11).

We all have our opinions, do with them what you will.  When one, such as Paul gives His opinion, it is based upon experience and wisdom.  It is no law, but it is better advice than most will give.  What is that opinion?  Do the best you are able with what the Lord has given you and walk with Him always.  I agree with Paul’s opinion.  It is to your advantage to take that wisdom.

Lord, there are those around me who give their opinion.  Not all opinions are the same.  Give me the ability to discern, in the freedom I have, those who speak wisdom and those who speak the darkness of this age.  Keep my eyes clear that I may not be led into temptation, lest I depart from the path You have laid before me.  Guide me in Your goodness that I may walk humbly with You.

Lord Jesus, You are the way, truth, and life.  It is not opinion to say that in You alone is all hope.  Yet, while walking amidst the darkness of this age, there are many who speak of how to walk.  Let me look to You and hear those around me who love You as they speak that I may more clearly walk the path of faith You have given me.  Guide me in Your goodness that I may always cling to You.  Amen.