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“If indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister” (Colossians 1:23).

Are you standing firm in the faith given throughout the ages?  The world hammers against the truth and we veer away.  One must hold fast.  To what do you cling?  Where is your hope?  Are you living in the goodness of the Lord and living according to the Word you have received?  Live then in the promise the Lord gives and do not move away from the faith to which You have been called.

Lord, help me see where I am called by the world so that I would not go there.  Help me to see where the pollution comes in and help me avoid it.  Open my ears to hear the pure gospel so that I would cling to Your promise alone.  Let me never mix in those things which are not true.  Keep me close to Your Word so that I may now and always abide in You and You in me until we meet face to face.

Lord Jesus, Your Word is truth.  You have come to lead the way, for You are truth.  Guide me now and always in the true gospel way so that I would look to You knowing that only in You is there hope and a future.  Lead me this day where You know I need to go.  Guide me in the will of the Father and show me how to listen, hear, understand, and obey all that is good and in accordance with Your will.  Amen.