Devotion for Sunday, October 2, 2022

“They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it” (1 Peter 3:11).

Turn from evil and seek peace.  These are two things that will occupy our time for the rest of our time in this age.  Living lives of repentance leads to doing good.  Seeking peace is to seek the will of the Lord and no longer live in rebellion against the Lord.  These are two places where we can and should begin our journey with the Lord each day.  Live in peace and seek to do good.

Lord, You know that I am as caught up in this world as everyone else.  I live in rebellion against You and do things to stir up difficulty.  Lead me Lord to live a peaceful life and at every opportunity, to do good.  You have taught me the things I need to know, now help me to put these things into practice.  Guide me according to Your purposes to live into the life of faith You have given me.

Lord Jesus, You have given us the peace that surpasses all understanding.  You have fulfilled the law we could not fulfill in order to learn how to live into a life of faith, trusting You in and through al things.  Guide me dear Lord Jesus to live today seeking what is right and good.  Lead me according to Your purposes so that I may now and forever live willingly in the Father’s will.  Amen.