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“Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God” (1 Peter 1:22-23).

Obedience to the truth should be the reaction of all who believe.  The offer is given by God.  The call is issued through Christ and you either obey or continue in disobedience.  What will it be?  Come then in obedience and learn to love God and others as the He loves you.  You have been given the power to become children of God and in Him you have life.

Lord, I live in a perishing world filled with perishable things.  Help me to keep my focus upon the things that are forever.  You have called me from the perishable to the imperishable.  Guide me in Your goodness to see that in You is all hope and a future.  This world may be fleeting, but Your word is forever.  You have purified my soul, continue to purify my heart.

Lord Jesus, in You is all hope.  No matter what the world says, help my ears to hear the truth You speak.  Then move me from unbelief to belief through Your word.  Teach me how to love.  Guide me in doing what is right in the Father’s sight.  Through all things, may I be found walking faithfully in and through Your grace and by Your mercy.  Lead me this day, my Lord, Savior, and God.  Amen.

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