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“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth” (1 Peter 2:22)

Neither you nor I could ever take this claim as our own, but it is the prize to strive for.  Living the godly life isn’t about being perfect, but about striving to be like Christ.  Indeed, He knew no sin, but He became our sin on the cross.  He carried our burdens that otherwise would have crushed us.  Do not be disheartened.  Everything you need has already been provided.  He who knows you leads the way.

Lord, because there was no deceit in your mouth I can trust everything You say.  This world is filled with deceit.  Train me so that when I do not know where to turn, I turn to You.  Guide me in Your goodness and mercy to learn how to live and love as You lived and as You love.  Lead me in the upward way that I would not sin nor deceit be found in my mouth.

Lord Jesus, You have come, the heavy hitter, to clear the way for me to follow You in learning how to live a godly life.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the way of living such that I do not sin nor let deceit come out of my mouth.  Lord, You know the work that is needed to accomplish these things.  Lead me in running the race to finish the course that I may become more like You in all things.  Amen.