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“But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Timothy 4:7-8).

How much of what is called theology is only wishful thinking?  There are many things we do not know.  Do we need to know them all?  No, no we do not.  Listen to what the Lord has said.  That is enough.  Do not get wrapped up in special knowledge, super powers, or old wives tales.  The Lord has come and in Him You have life.  That is more than enough.  Work on what He has given you without wishing for more.

Lord, You have given the words of eternal life.  Guide me, Lord, in the way of the life You have given me.  Help me to understand that this is more than enough and that I do not need to invent more, nor listen to those who do.  You have revealed Your grace and truth and I cannot even handle this.  Lead me, Lord, in the way of true life and help me to be content with what You have given me.

Lord Jesus, You said that You only did what the Father told You to do.  Help me to follow Your example and listen only to what You have said.  Keep me from the devilishness which is not satisfied with Your Word.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth so that I would now and forever be led by You in truth.  Help me to see that in You is all hope and the only good future for anyone.  Amen.

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