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“Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours” (2 Peter 1:1)

There is only one church.  There is only one faith.  All are equally righteous in Christ.  All are equally unrighteous without Him.  Somehow, in our sinfulness, we forget that we all need what Christ alone has come to give.  That should humble us.  In humility, you know that no one is better or worse, only saved by the same blood of the lamb.  Come then and live into the life which is yours in Christ.  Give your all to the One who gave His all for you.

Lord, You know how I want to think that I am better than my sinful neighbor.  Guide me, dear Lord, to see that in You alone is there the only hope for of all ages.  Let me see that there are only two kinds of people, those who will receive Your righteousness and those who will not.  I do not know who will, You do, but I do know the Father desires that none would perish.  Lead me to humbly follow You always.

Lord Jesus, You have come from eternity and returned to eternity.  While walking this earth long ago, You taught us the things of the Father.  You were crucified for speaking truth.  Lord, no matter what this world does, help me to speak truth.  Give me eyes to see that all are precious in Your sight and that You have come so that as many as would repent and turn to You would have life everlasting.  Amen.