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“For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error” (2 Peter 2:18)

How often are you tempted by the polished words of those who tell you to feel good about yourself?  Arrogant words that do not acknowledge the Lord of all life are spoken and believed.  Do not be deceived nor fall prey to those who speak such words.  Do not live in fleshly desire, but in the wholesome pursuit of all godliness in the hope that Christ alone gives.

Lord, You know where I have been enticed and snared.  You know what I need to be strengthened in the goodness of Your grace and mercy.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of everlasting life that I may be guided and guarded by You into Your goodness.  Help me now and forever live into the life You have given me by grace.  Guide me to not be one who lives in error, but in the truth You have revealed.

Thank You Lord Jesus for doing for me what I could never do for myself.  Lead me according to Your goodness to know that in You I have hope and can live by the promises You have given me.  Guide me always to not react to my feelings with sensual desire, but with a sound mind that has been renewed by You in the grace You give.  Lead me into a wholesome way of living that I may grow in Your likeness.  Amen.

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