Devotion for Thursday, April 7, 2022

“They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach” (Titus 1:11).

It is sad that there are those who use religion for themselves.  Outsiders then wonder what is what.  Yes, they ought to be silenced, but they will not be silent.  So, be one with good theology and know what you believe.  Know the difference between what is good and what is bad.  Do not do what you do for gain, but because it is right and true.  Know that in the Lord alone is truth.  Speak only what you know to be true.

Lord, give me eyes to see and ears to hear.  Lead me, Lord, that I would be guided by You and the truth You have revealed through Your Word.  Help me to understand that in You is all truth and that You have given me the ability to know these things.  Grant that I would be diligent in pursuing what is right and bold in standing up to those who promote themselves rather than the truth.

Come, Holy Spirit, and enlighten me in  the truth of Your Word.  Guide me in the goodness You have made possible through grace to understand that You alone are truth.  Keep me from ever exploiting this truth for gain and guide me to live according to Your Word so that I would live as a child of the Heavenly Father, doing what is right and good and sharing with all whom I meet the truth.  Amen.