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“Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light” (Ephesians 5:7-8)

The Word is the Light of the world, shining in the darkness.  Are you connected with Jesus?  Do you follow Him, or the world.  Scripture separates the two and they are distinct.  They are meant to be.  Too many seem to straddle a line between the Word and the world and want to harmonize them, Good and evil cannot be harmonized.  Either you are of this world or else in Christ, these are the two possibilities.

Lord, help me to see the distinction so that I may not try and live my life sitting on a fence.  Guide me according to Your purpose to live into the life to which You have called me in order that I may be guided by You and the life You have given me through grace.  Let me not be one who compromises the truth, but one who humbly comes to You as Yours, purchased by Your grace.

Lord Jesus, You have redeemed me at the cost of Your life.  You have told us that one who turns back after setting their hand to the plow is unworthy of salvation.  Keep me in the grace You have given me to become whom You are making me to be.  Lead me by Your Spirit so that I may now and always live into the life of faith set before me and not live as the world lives.  Amen.