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“With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it” (1 Peter 5:13).

We do not work alone.  No one is an island unto themselves.  Take care that you do not get caught up in the tangles of the wicked one, but also, do not go it alone.  First, the Lord must be the One who leads you.  Second, receive those whom He sends into your life to guard and guide you.  The Lord is your strength, and He is the One you need. He will help you throughout the day.  Abide in Him and He in you now and forever.

Lord, You have called us to walk humbly with You and with one another.  I forget that there are those around me who have made possible this faith I have by sharing it with me.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I may now and forever be led by and be one of those who are faithful to You.  We of faith need each other.  Help me to appreciate this and be one who lives out this gift of grace faithfully.

Lord Jesus, You are always calling together the disciples who will live in the hope You give by Your grace.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the way of the life You have given me so that I may now and forever be led by You into the hope of promise You have shown through Your death and resurrection.  Lord, thank You for providing all that is needed for this great gift to become what it shall be.  Amen.