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“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people” (Titus 3:1-2).

Behaving as the Lord would have you do is not easy.  We are to be submissive to authorities and obedient.  The world promotes rebellion and conflict.  The way of the Lord leads to life and the way of the wicked one leads to death.  Each day has its own troubles, but if you will put these things in your heart and mind, following the Lord, it will go well for you into eternity.

Lord, calm my spirit when it needs to be calmed.  Guide me, Lord, to see through the garbage of this age that I may learn to humbly serve You always.  Lead me now and ever so that I may learn to do these things without great difficulty.  Lord, keep me from the quarrels of this age and help me be courteous to all.  You have given the words of eternal life and there is no other place to go than the shelter of Your ever-lasting arms.

Come, Holy Spirit, and in the grace purchased for us all by Christ, lead so that the way of the cross would guide my way.  Help me not focus upon myself, but upon the battle which is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers.  Grant wisdom that I would follow as You lead the way.  Through all things, help me hold fast to the truth You have revealed in Your grace, which is mine.  Amen.