Devotion for Monday, December 27, 2021
“[B]y means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth” (1 Timothy 4:2-3).
I want it to be true and therefore, it is true for me. This seems to be a repeating pattern of sinners who will not listen to the Word God has revealed. Liars hear in their mind what they want to believe. Whether it is religious liars, or the God-haters in this world, it is the same. They will not believe the truth. Christ has set you free to become what He is making of you. Come then into the Father’s plan for your salvation and live as you were made to live.
You know where I fall into the trap of wishful thinking, Lord. You know where I am enticed and want what I want. Take from me these things so that I may be grateful for all that You have given me. Guide me, Lord, in the way of truth in order that I may now and always humbly abide in Your presence, truth, direction and word. Lead me in the way of life and away from seeking to do things by my own will. Thy will be done!
Lord Jesus, there are those who are eunuchs, but that is what You make of them. Let me not listen to the liars who tell me I must do this or that. Help me listen to You so that I may do what is right. Guide me in the freedom You give to live according to Your purpose as You lead me in the way of salvation. Guide me Lord in order that I may follow and persevere on the path You have set before me. Amen.