Devotion for Sunday, October 31,2021

“For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12).

How many do you know that believe wicked things are right and good?  If it feels good, do it.  This is the state of our world.  The Lord allows them to remain deluded in their rebellion.  Yes, He loves them, and we are to love them too; but this does not mean that we join in the delusion and say that these things are okay.  They are not.  Live in the knowledge of what the Lord has told you is right and good.

Lord, it really does begin with the Ten Commandments. Help me relearn them and what they mean.  Help me to apply them to my daily life.  Guide me to know that in You alone is all hope.  Help me to know that You have already told me how things are supposed to be.  Help me to do things the way You said they should be done.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth and salvation.

Lord Jesus, You are the example to follow.  Just You and me.  By that, I mean that I should look to You alone (and those through whom You speak) and not to any other for guidance of how to live.  Lead me, Lord Jesus, today and every day, and help me see those places where I have been deluded.  Take away from me all false things so that I may become pure as You are pure.  Help me to understand more fully Your goodness and mercy that I may live this new life You have given me.  Amen.