Devotion for Thursday, December 8, 2022

“But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed…” (2 Peter 2:12)

Unthinking, just reacting, believing themselves to have intelligence, there are so many who are just like rats in a maze, not living, but responding with worldly thinking.  The Lord gives us the ability to think and reason that we may come to know Him and not be reactive but love Him with both heart and mind.  Do not follow the way of the world for it shall reach its own end in destruction.  The way of the Lord is salvation from destruction.

Lord, grant me wisdom to see the foolishness of this age.  Guide me in Your goodness to turn to the better way of living.  Help me through all circumstances to know that in You alone there is hope.  You have given me the promise of a future by Your grace.  Let me not just react to this world’s rebellion against You, but instead develop new insight to do what is right in Your sight at all times.

Lord Jesus, You have come that I may have life and have it abundantly.  Guide me, dear Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I may now and always humbly walk in Your presence and with Your purpose in my heart.  Let me not be led astray by the wickedness of this world, but instead, live into the hope and promise You give through the salvation You have purchased from the cross.  Amen.