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“Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.” (Jude 1:11).

Me, myself, and I are an unholy trinity.  We go the way of self over others, and even God, and then expect something better.  The Lord is lord of all.  We are to have no other gods before the Lord.  That includes you and me thinking that we are so important.  Do not go the way of those who have erred but go the way of a disciple and follow Jesus all the days of your life.

Why is it, Lord, that so many go the way of Cain and Balaam?  Why do we think so highly of ourselves?  Guide me in the way of everlasting life so that I may walk humbly with You, the Creator of all things.  Back me away from egotistical thinking and help me to learn humility.  Guide me along the path You have set before me and help me to walk that path.

Lord Jesus, You know what temptation is.  You overcame these things and went to the cross in order that we too might overcome them through You.  You demonstrated the right attitude by submitting to the Father in all things.  Lead me by Your example so that I may humbly submit and walk the way of life that is pleasing in the Father’s sight.  Guide me now and always in the way of salvation.  Amen.

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