Devotion for Sunday, September 20, 2020

“But what I am doing I will continue to do, so that I may cut off opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.  For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:12-13).

Take care with what you receive from others.  There are many false gospels that are going around.  What is the Gospel?  That Jesus has paid the price you cannot in order to receive what You cannot obtain on your own.  You cannot earn it; it has been given.  Now follow Jesus and He will make of You what He has always intended.  Anything short of this simplicity is a lie of the wicked one.

Lord, help me to receive the true message You have delivered once for all.  Guide me in the truth that I would learn to love as You love.  Lead me in the upward way that I may now and always be guided by Your goodness and mercy.  In and through all things, grant that I have eyes to see and ears to hear that I may listen to and speak the truth of Your Gospel which saves all whom You know and know You.

Lord Jesus, You have done what You have done and it is what we all need.  Many then fall back into the error of trying to repeat what only You can do.  You have set us free from the law to live out its precepts in love and not terror.  Guide me in the path of being whom You are making me to be, doing what You give me to do that I may be complete in You.  You alone are the Savior.  Amen.