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“Just as you learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf, and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit” (Colossians 1:7-8).

We may be tempted to think that one has more weight when they speak than another does.  The Word is the Word and no matter who speaks the Lord’s Word, it will not come back void.  Listen in season and out of season and do not be one who wants merely to be entertained, but informed and enlightened.  The Lord speaks in many and various ways, but this is through His Son so that you may have His grace.

Lord, give me ears to hear and eyes to see.  Guide me in the way of everlasting life so that I would now and always humbly abide in and by Your Word.  Lead me, O Lord, in order that I may be led by You alone and know the riches of Your grace and mercy.  Lord, You know where I am deficient.  Send those who would speak to that place where I need to grow.  Then give me ears to hear as they speak.

Lord Jesus, Word made flesh, You have come and dwelt among us.  You bore on Your own body our iniquity.  Lead me in Your goodness, Lord, so that I would learn from You what is always right and fitting.  Guide me by Your goodness that in Your example I would walk and do those things You show me and tell me to do.  Teach me to follow, always looking to You, O Lord.  Amen.