Devotion for Sunday, April 17, 2022

“Bondservants are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior” (Titus 2:9-10).

No matter the circumstance, be faithful to whom you serve.  Do not cheat your employer, nor take what is not yours.  Be honest, diligent, and faithful.  Know that all of these things are not a test, but they do indicate the true character of your heart.  Live so that when others see you, they see the Gospel of the Lord working through you as a testimony of His work in you.

Lord, what is ideal and what I really do are far apart.  You know where I am weak and where I do not do these things.  Help me, O Lord, to live consistently in the truth You have revealed.  Guide me according to Your goodness to live so that these are the things that are exhibited in what I do.  Help me to always reflect the Gospel in thought, word, and deed.

Lord Jesus, through Your power alone can I begin to do these things.  Guide me this day to learn a little more how to be like You.  Lead me to be consistent so what I say is what I do.  Help me to put on the Gospel armor, live in it, and wrap my heart around Your Word of truth.  Lead me to be one who lives like You in this age of rebellion.  Help me through each difficulty to look to You, my Savior, for all guidance.  Amen.