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“But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth” (2 Thessalonians 2:13).

The Lord knows those who are His.  Before the foundation of the world, the Lord knew you.  It is well to leave it at that.  He knows that you are His and He has given you all the grace you need so that you may walk in salvation and see that His will is done.  You are sanctified because Christ has sanctified you.  You have been given faith in order that you might see the will of the Father accomplished in your life.

Lord, You have said that unless we become as children we cannot do this.  Too often I make these things more complex than they need to be.  Help me Lord to trust You humbly and simply  above all things.  Guide me in the way of salvation that You have prepared before me.  You have sanctified me in Your grace and Your grace is more than sufficient.  Teach me to trust these things and walk accordingly.

Lord Jesus, through Your death and resurrection, You have paved the way for all who believe.  Thank You for this gift of faith which You have given to all who believe.  Lead me Lord to see the truth, follow the truth and be a child of the Truth.  Guide me in all things, knowing that You alone are the author and finisher of my faith.  In You Lord is all hope and an eternal future.  Amen.

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  • David Rosten says:

    May I get on your Daily Devotion’s via email?

    • Kim Smith says:

      If you subscribe (asks for your email address) you will receive Lutheran CORE’s new posts (including devotions). All you need to do is go to this link and scroll to the bottom. On my desktop it is located at the right hand side of the footer. On a cell phone it would be near the end. Look for the blue Subscribe button.