Devotion for Saturday, November 21, 2020

“So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental things of the world” (Galatians 4:3).

It is a new life that we have been given in Christ.  Living into that new life, we are to mature in faith.  Some seem to think in terms of simply living for today and not worrying about tomorrow.  We are to grow each day, more and more in the likeness of Christ.  Come then and go on the journey that grows your life in Christ and your understanding of the truth of His leading.

Lord, I do need to learn things every day.  This is true in this age as well.  Let me not be stagnant in my understanding, nor unwilling to learn and grow.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may now and always abide in what You have already revealed and live according to what I already know.  Lead me, O Lord, that I may be directed by You as You teach me and grow me in the way You know I need grow.

Lord Jesus, You have told us to abide in You as You abide in each one of us.  Abide with me this day that I may not remain as a child dwelling upon elemental things, but upon Your goodness and mercy knowing that only in You is there hope and a future.  Lead me into maturity that I may be guided in Your goodness to dwell upon what is right and fitting for Your redeemed child of grace.  Amen