“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully” (2 Corinthians 11:3-4).
The simple truth of Jesus joining us with Him forever is often lost by those who proclaim either another Jesus, or else some addition to the simplicity of following Jesus. Hold fast to what was first given you that You may not be led astray by all of the false things that are all around. Jesus said, “Come, follow me.” He meant it. Know that the shades of gray are not the truth. Jesus is!
Lord, as You have given the Gospel with utter simplicity, so also You have made the path easy. Help me to not get caught up in all of the nonsense of this world, nor listen to all of the mental wrangling that goes on. Guide me in Your goodness to see that in You alone is all hope, for it is You who made us and made possible the way of grace. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth.
Lord Jesus, You said that You are the way, the only way, and that those who know Your voice will follow You. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I would now and forever look to You, my Lord and Savior, as the One who is to be followed. Guide me in Your goodness as You know I need to be guided and hold me fast to the true Gospel that I may be one reflecting Your light into the darkness of this world. Amen.