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“[A]nd if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds)” (2 Peter 2:7)

Do you ever look out at the world puzzled and wonder what has gone wrong?  The more you live in the faith the Lord has given you, the more you realize there is something really wrong with this world.  It is sin.  Sin has come into the world and the order of the Lord has been destroyed.  The Lord has come to give you everlasting life.  Come then, be dismayed at the world, but overjoyed with what the Lord has done for His chosen ones.

Lord, help me to see clearly the difference in these two things.  Guide me according to Your goodness to know that in You alone am I able to see all that is true and right.  This world is messed up and I have the world’s ideas in me.  Guide me according to Your goodness to know that in You alone is all hope.  Let me be a righteous person living amidst all of those in this world who do or do not know You, and live with them in peace.

Lord Jesus, God in the flesh, You have walked in this crazy world and know how difficult it is.  There is a shadow of goodness in all of creation.  There is also the pollution of sin.  Guide me, dear Lord, to live in that way which is pleasing to the Father.  Help me to see the differences clearly and choose the better path.  In all that happens, help me Lord to live as You direct.  Amen. 

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