Devotion for Monday, September 14, 2020

“I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me.  For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin” (2 Corinthians 11:1-2).

If you look at the truth simply it should not be difficult to see that Paul is telling us something profoundly true.  We are swayed by this world and it is poison.  Why should we hold back when another is eating the poison of this world and we passionately speak to them of the truth.  We have been purified in Christ and He desires that we be His.  Should we not learn to be faithful?

Lord, this world tells us to sow wild oats, go for the gusto, and feel all we can feel.  But You have come that we may have life and have it abundantly.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may walk blamelessly before You.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that in You alone is all hope and an eternal future.  Lead me in, toward, and through You in all of my life for Your sake.

Lord Jesus, You gave up Your life upon this earth for us that we may live into the life You offer by Your grace.  There is no business more serious than this.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may walk humbly with You and live into the life You give.  Lead me that I too would be jealous for the right and good things You offer.  Help me learn from You what it is to be faithful.  Amen.