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“[C]orrecting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will” (2 Timothy 2:25-26).

Throughout Scripture, it is clear that God is not trying to damn some and save others.  The Lord desires that none would perish.  Therefore, let us see to it that we too look at all others with compassion and seek their repentance.  The Lord calls us to love, and in love we confront the sin, but love the sinner.  Seek with gentleness for others to come to their senses and live into the life that comes through faith.

Lord, Keep me in my right mind and let me not be enticed nor carried away by the insanity of this world.  Guide me, Lord, according to Your goodness so that I would now and forever live in the hope You give through faith.  Help me learn how to forgive as You forgive.  Guide me to learn to love as You love.  Help me to see that You desire that all would come to You through repentance and belief in the Good News.

Lord Jesus, in You alone is all hope.  Lead me, Lord, today and every day, that I would be guided by Your goodness and mercy.  Help me to know that You desire the same grace that You have given me to be given to all others.  Use me as Your instrument so that I would share Your grace in word and deed with all whom I meet, seeking their repentance as You sought and called for me to seek mine.  Amen.

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