Devotion for Monday, September 28, 2020

“Who is weak without my being weak? Who is led into sin without my intense concern? If I have to boast, I will boast of what pertains to my weakness” (2 Corinthians 11:29-30).

We each know what we know.  Is it boasting to speak of what you truly know?  We live in a funny age where you pretend not to know when you do and pretend to know when you do not.  Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind through Christ.  Be led by the One who will bring all things into subjection to Himself.  Be whom the Lord makes you to be.

Lord, teach me to be what I can and should be when You lead me.  Let me neither boast about what I have no business boasting about, nor refrain from boasting when it serves Your purpose.  In all things, lead me to follow You and speak Your word of truth to all who will hear.  Guide me, O Lord, as I need to be led and help me learn to follow You in and through all things.

Lord Jesus, You who are more than able, but never did boast, and who instead carried the weight of all of our sins, lead me into humility that I would learn from You how to best live in each moment.  Let me follow Your example and go where You lead, do what You give me to do, and be Your faithful follower.  You know all that is needed and I need You to lead me now and always.  Amen.