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“Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching” (1 Timothy 4:13).

The “I” here is Paul, but it could just as well be Jesus because this is a good thing for all of us to do at all times and in all places.  Personally too.  Read Scripture, be a diligent learner, and seek understanding.  These things are so simple and yet so many neglect them.  Do not be someone who neglects the spiritual food that you need.  Be guided by the truth of the Lord and grow into the life He offers.

Lord, You know where I have my weaknesses.  Guide me Lord in order that I may grow in the heavenly wisdom You grant through grace.  Guide me in Your goodness to see that in You is all hope and the eternal future You promise.  Help me to see these things and to value them.  Guide me in Your goodness Lord to pursue what is needed and to be willing to openly receive as You give.

Lord Jesus, You gave Your life so that all who believe might not be left living in the darkness of sinfulness.  Let me not stand on the brink but walk on in Your strength and to where You will lead me.  You know what I need.  Thank You for providing it this day.  In all that is good, help me learn and grow into the life You have set before me.  Take me where I need to go so that every day I would become more like You.  Amen.