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“As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God” (1 Peter 4:2).

This is a real dividing point and if one looks, can easily be seen.  What is the motivation of people?  Is it the Lord or something else?  The righteous of the Lord are seeking the will of the Father.  Others are seeking for themselves.  In this sense, the sins of the righteous do not count.  That is, although they may stumble, they are walking after the Lord who will rid them even of these sins which cause them to stumble.

What is the goal of your life and who is the one driving toward that goal.  Is it your self or some ideal, or is it the Lord?  We all are tempted to sin.  We all fall short.  But this goes beyond that to ask, “What is your goal?”  The Lord calls us to follow Him on the narrow path so that we would not falter, but live into the eternal life which is ours through Him.  Come then and seek the Lord while He may be found.

Lord Jesus, You have come in order that we may have life and have it abundantly.  Guide me in the way of everlasting life that You are the goal and the prize.  Help me to seek first Your righteousness knowing that then all else that is needed will be added.  Help me Lord so that I may walk the humble walk of a true disciple and set aside sinful ambitions.  Save me from myself in order to walk with You.  Amen.