“If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler” (1 Peter 4:15).
Our Lord died for the sins of all, but not in order that we would go on sinning. Leading lives of repentance is no easy task. Many take the path of thinking they are just fine rather than the path of seeking to do the Lord’s will Come onto the right path and live a life worthy of the calling you have received from Christ. Know that in Him is all life and true liberty from the recompense of sin.
Lord, the world presses in on me to play games. In my time, many denominations have been ravaged by this game of looking the other way to sin. Help me to not play games, but realize that this is so serious that if I do live in the grace You give, I will pay a worldly price. Yet, what price is that compared to what You give me by that same grace. Lead me Lord in the right way to live.
Lord, Jesus, You know all about suffering. You have also forgiven all of us criminals. Help me to follow Your example which reached out to heal the sick and the suffering. Help me to care for others whether or not they deserve it. Guide me to adopt the right attitude in living. Lord, you have come to save us and only through You is there salvation. Guide me always in the way I should live life. Amen.