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“[T]o keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will display at the proper time” (1 Timothy 6:14-15a)

We are saved by grace through faith.  This frees us to live the commandments not out of regret, but willingly and gladly, for this is pleasing to the Lord.  Do not replace freedom with bondage, nor see grace as permission to sin.  Live instead in the reality of the relationship God has established with You.  You are His and, in a very real way, He is yours.  Keep His commandments.

Lord, You know how hard it is to do these things.  You too were tempted, yet You resisted.  Lead me in the way of living that pleases the Father and resists temptation.  Guide me in Your goodness to do good while learning to be good. Help me, O Lord, now and always so that I may abide with You in the goodness You have given us.  Help me learn how to do what is good, right and salutary.

Lord Jesus, You have come in order that we may have life and have it abundantly.  You have fulfilled the law for us.  You lived the life we could never live without You.  Help me to walk in Your image and live according to the goodness of Your grace and mercy.  Lead me, Lord, now and always in the way of truth.  You are the truth and You have revealed truth.  Lead me ever deeper into You.  Amen.