Devotion for Tuesday, September 20, 2022

“When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly” (1 Peter 2:23).

Our Lord is so great that He alone Is able to receive all the insults which still rail against Him and yet He continues to love us.  If you consider that He has done this for us, should you and I not consider that maybe this is the better way to live.  Come then and see the goodness of the Lord and seek His way of living while you can.  He who judges justly will enable you to love.

Lord, You know how angry this world is.  Lead me in all righteousness so that I would now and always be led by You to not only see these things, but to look to You to do what You would do.  Guide me in the upward way always to act upon what I know is right.  Teach me to not retaliate, even in my mind.  You are the perfect judge, and You will bring all things together for Your sake.

Come Lord Jesus and lead me in the way of loving.  I know how to insult and how to hurl them, but I need Your guidance to abstain from them so that I would learn to love even my enemies.  Lead me, dear Lord, in the way You have walked so that I would learn to bear all things You have given me knowing that Your purpose in me is being fulfilled.  Guide me now and always for Your sake.  Amen.