Devotion for Tuesday, April 26, 2022

“But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless” (Titus 3:9).

How much of our time is spent arguing over things that really, in eternity, make no difference.  We are both saved and you are right and I am wrong.  Or how about the other way round.  What difference will that make?  Or, it is not about being right, but about putting on the righteousness of Christ.  Stop then with those non-essential things that are not important and come into the grace which is yours in Christ.

Lord, I get so worked up over small things and do not focus upon what is truly important.  Help me, dear Lord, to have godly priorities and live into this life You have given me through grace.  Help me understand that in You alone is my hope and apart from You it is silly to think that I could be right.  Teach me the things of ever-lasting value and help me to live into the eternal life You give.

Lord Jesus, You have taught us so many things.  Each day has trouble enough.  Help me dear Lord to see that in You alone is all hope.  Let me look to You and seek the righteousness You give and then seek all the other things that will come my way.  Guide me ever deeper into the life of faith that You have given me.  In You is all hope.  Lead me, Lord, to live in that hope now and forever.  Amen.