Devotion for Wednesday, November 18, 2020

“However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “He who practices them shall live by them” (Galatians 3:12).

The law is not of faith.  Why do some speak of spiritual laws?  Faith is believing God at His Word.  Faith is trusting God in His promises.  Ultimately, do you want to live by your ability, or by what God has promised?  Trust in the Lord always and know that in His goodness He will bring to pass all that He has promised.  Live by faith and not by works that You may be assured of salvation.

Lord, it is so tempting to be afraid and trust only in what I see.  Guide me, Lord, through the maze of this world that I would be guided by Your goodness and mercy.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of faith and away from making a law out of things.  In Your goodness, O Lord, You have given me the promises of hope and assurance.  Why would I trade these in for anything else?  Help me trust in You and keep me from evil.

Lord Jesus, You have fulfilled the law.  In You all things find their completion.  Guide me, O Lord, that I may know the breadth, depth, and wonder of Your love.  Keep me on the narrow path of faith that I may learn more and more how trustworthy You are and how little this age can be trusted.  Lead me, Lord, in the way You know I need to go and then help me cling to You always.  Amen.