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“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:12-13).

It is not easy living the faith.  Not just those on the outside, but the ones who do not believe and roam on the inside make it difficult.  They live by just enough (or off of the backs of the faithful).  Live as one who believes and believe the truth you have been given.  Jesus is Lord and He has come so that all who believe would not perish, but have everlasting life.  Live the good who is the Lord.

Lord, keep me from the deceptions of this age.  So many pretend, play, and do not care about truth.  Guide me Lord in order that I would now and always live according to Your Word and not according to those who do not follow You.  Let me not be an imposter, but instead, mimic You in all things and learn from You how to live this life that You have given me.  Guide me Jesus into all truth.

Lord Jesus, You died so that I might live freely.  Guide me Lord in the way of truth.  Lead me according to Your Word so that I would see where those who are deceivers are deceiving.  In all things, grant me the grace and mercy You give to know that in You alone is all true hope.  In that hope, and regardless of the persecution I face, help me to be faithful.  Teach me Your righteousness, O Lord.  Amen.