Devotion for Saturday, June 5, 2021

“But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity” (Philippians 4:10).

Do you have concerns for others?  Do you care about your neighbor?  The Lord desires that we love one another; that we love our neighbor.  Your neighbor is whomever you become aware of.  This teaches us the reality that God cares for all.  Good or bad, it does not matter.  God cares.  He wants us to care.  So look around and see if you have concern for those around you.

Lord, grant that I would increase in sensitivity and not be so self-absorbed that I am unaware of those around me who are in need.  Lead me, O Lord, in order that I may follow Your example and learn how to truly love my neighbor.  Guide me in the way of truth so that I would learn to love all whom You love.  Give me opportunities to do these things knowing it is pleasing in Your sight.

Lord Jesus, You have come in order that I may have life and have it abundantly.  You did everything here with great purpose and that purpose continues in me.  Guide me, O Lord, so that I would now and forever grow in Your likeness and do things the way You would have me do them.  In Your goodness, teach me what I need to know for this day and then help me to put into practice what You have taught me.  Amen.