Devotion for Sunday, December 12, 2021

“For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve.  And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression” (1 Timothy 2:13-14).

Perhaps the most direct way to deal with these words is to question how much our culture hates them.  This is not to reintroduce the gross inequities sinners have created because of them, but to look with sadness at how the simple truth of the difference that God created in the sexes are ignored.  We are God’s creation and He has made us as He has made us.  We are whom we are.

Lord, help me to see where I listen to the world and where I ignore what Your Word says.  Help me to always look at every other person as one created in Your image.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that in You and You alone is all hope.  Keep my eyes upon You and my ears listening to what You say.  Guide me, O Lord, always in the way of truth so that I may abide in You and You in me.

Lord Jesus, You have come to lead the way into all truth.  You have reasons as to why these things are the way they are.  Help me to look to You and not to the world to guide me in the way of truth.  In and through all things, lead me always Lord in the way of everlasting life.  May I be close to You now and forever and live according to Your Word not only outwardly, but inwardly as well.  Amen.