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“But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men” (2 Timothy 3:9).

For a while, it seems that some can fight against God and seem to go toe to toe.  For all time.  God is God of all and it is He who made us and not we who made ourselves.  Do not be deceived.  The One who mocks the Lord will be revealed.  All authority belongs to Him, so do not be led by your own desires, but by the Word of the Lord who endures forever.  Let Him guide you always.

Lord, I sometimes do think I know better.  Guide me, Lord, so that I would be led only by You and by no one else.  Help me to not fall into the trap thinking that the doing of good for You is enough, rather than seeing that in all I do I should keep my eye upon You to be led by You.  You must lead and I should not live my life crying, “Look at me.”  Lead me, Lord, as the child of God You are making me to become through Christ my Savior.

Dear Lord and Savior, You know where I have gone astray.  You know where I am in folly.  You died to pave the way so that I would not live in bondage to sin, but in the freedom of life that You give. Guide me, O Lord, that I would follow after You.  Guide me in the way of living so that I always look to You as the One to sustain me in and through all things.  Lead me as I need to be led, lest I go astray.  Amen.