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“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right” (1 Peter 2:13-14).

The Christian life is not about feeling good.  Yes, we are to be in that struggle where we submit to authority and live our lives as peaceably as possible.  Do not be contentious, nor seek for your what is your own, but focus upon what is right in the sight of the Lord.  We are on the journey of being saved through the grace won by Christ on the cross.  In Him you have your hope and being.

Lord, I am often quite contentious.  Lead me, O Lord, to see that only in You is there hope and a future.  Guide me according to Your goodness to know that in Your love is where I will find the truth of life.  Lead me according to Your grace to see through the temptations to live as the evil do, but instead follow Your ways.  Guide me, dear Lord, now and forever in Your established way of salvation.

Lord Jesus, You have come so that we may have life, light, and liberty.  Lead me dear Lord Jesus so that I may now and always go where You lead me.  Help me to continue on the path You have set before me in order that I may grow each day to be a little more like You.  In Your grace, guide me this day so that I may humbly walk according to Your word.  Thank You for the salvation You have prepared for those who walk in Your light.  Amen.

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