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“And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:1-2).

There are only two ways for which we can live.  The first way is that into which we were born, that is, in the disobedience of this age.  The other is to live in the salvation we have been given through Christ.  In which will you walk?  You cannot walk both ways, although you live with both of them present in this age.  This is the way of this age, but not of the age to come.  Live into the promise of the Lord now and forever.

Lord, help me to see the difference between the two positions in this age.  Help me to discern, lest I follow the wicked one and not You.  Guide me in Your grace to live into the life for which You have called me so that I may now and always follow You and the way of truth.  Keep me from the wicked one and help me to learn how to walk faithfully in the way You have established.

Lord Jesus, You are the way, truth, and life.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way You have made possible so that I would walk following You now and forever.  You have given me the example and made the way possible through the cross.  Help me live into the life that You have made possible through grace so that I would follow You now and forever.  Let me not be confused by this world, but instead, be transformed by You.  Amen.