Devotion for Tuesday, December 28, 2021

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer” (1 Timothy 4:4-5).

Everything God created is good.  We are not to reject things just because someone says it is no longer good.  Food is for the eating, so eat.  The functions of the body were created for what they were created for.  The real principle is natural law, not to change God’s creation for man’s idea.  In all things, give thanks to the Lord for what He has created and enjoy the creation as He made it.  Live with thanksgiving always.

Lord, this almost seems too simple, yet it is right.  I see all kinds of examples where liars play with this and say we must accept this or that.  Most recently, the culture says that we can choose our own identity.  No, You created us male or female.  Let the simplicity of all that You have said come fully into me so that the nonsense of this world might more easily be seen for what it is.

Lord Jesus, You came to set the captives free.  There are too many who are willing to put us back into bondage where we once again live in slavery to whatever the latest worldly craze might be.  Lead me through the games of this world to understand that all things are in Your hands and that what You have created is good.  Keep me away from the perversions of what has been created and in the goodness of Your creation always.  Amen.