Devotion for Wednesday, October 6, 2021

“We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober” (1 Thessalonians 5b-6).

The whole idea of going along to get along is refuted here.  But this does not mean that we are to be contentious either.  What it means is that we live lives that are awake and aware.  Pay attention to what is happening around you.  Be guided by what the Lord says and do not sluff off what the world is saying when it contradicts the things of the Lord.  Be awake and be on the alert that you may not be overcome by the adversary.

Lord, first of all keep me from being indifferent, slumbering, or unmindful of the things that are happening around me.  I know that many ignore what is inconvenient.  Help me to not be one of those.  Lead me in all sobriety to be alert and awake but not contentious.  Help me to see the signs of the age and live according to all that You have spoken.  Guide me, Lord, in the way of truth.

Lord Jesus, You are the truth.  Your word is truth.  Guide me always to be aware and willing to see even when I would rather not.  You knew exactly what was happening around You and You have taught us to also be aware.  Let my hope be based upon You and not upon the circumstances of this world.  Lead me in holiness and righteousness all the days of my life that I may fulfill all that You intend.  Amen.