Devotion for Sunday, November 21, 2021

“But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith” (1 Timothy 1:5).

The goal of our faith is to become like Jesus.  The way toward that goal is from a pure heart and a good conscience.  With faith, one can hold fast and stand firm.  It is important to learn what this means and to apply it in your life of faith.  It has been the same since the beginning for everyone.  Come therefore and listen as the Word gives you good instruction.

Lord, You know all that is needed.  You know what I need.  Lead me by Your word so that I would understand, know, and follow the instructions of what You tell me and do them.  Help me to have ears that hear and a heart that is willing to receive so that I would go in the direction of Your leading on the narrow road.  Through all things, keep me firm and steadfast in the way of faith, with a good conscience and a pure heart.

As the Psalmist said: dear Savior, “Create in me a clean heart and renew in me a right spirit.”  I want what I want, but You are Lord and it must be as You determine.  Lead me this day to do what is right.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth so that I would humbly follow where You lead.  In and through all things, teach me by Your word the upward way of truth in order that I may live into the life You have given me.  Amen.