Devotion for Friday, October 8, 2021

“For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him” (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10).

Listen carefully.  The law is not what saves us.  Living up to the law is not possible in this age.  What then?  Only this, that we focus upon the One who saves us, knowing that He is saving us.  Live into the promise which You have been given, knowing it is true.  Be guided by the Lord and not by the continuous nonsense of this world.  Know that in the Lord there is hope, life, and freedom.

Lord, I hear these things but often live as though being perfect was the requirement.  Show me the better way which comes through the salvation You have brought into the world.  Guide me according to Your never-failing word so that I may hear what You are saying and understand Your word.  I need Your guidance and direction always, so lead me in the way You know I need to go.

Lord Jesus, without You none of this would be possible.  Only You could and can fulfil the law.  Guide me into You in order that I would rest on what You do and not upon what I do.  Lead me to learn from You so that I would be guided into the light, and always into brighter light, the light of Your countenance.  Bring comfort to me and through me so that I would let Your light so shine that others would see You in me.  Amen.