Devotion for Monday, January 16, 2023

“It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones” (Jude 1:14)

The battle between good and evil has continued unabated since the fall of Adam and Eve.  We are that generation.  The Lord has come to save.  There are those who act as if they did not need to be saved, or that somehow, they only need a little saving.  We have all fallen short of God’s glory.  We all, at the end of this age, will have only the smallest plea of, “All I did was what You asked”.

Lord, the sinful heart is haughty and does not want what You alone can give.  Guide me away from my sinful heart, Lord, and into the grace and mercy that You have purchased from the cross.  Guide me in the way of righteousness and lead me according to the will of the Father.  Lord, You know all that is needed. Help me to follow You today to do what is right in Your sight.

Lord Jesus, I too need saving.  You have come to save one such as me.  Guide me in the way of  righteousness You demonstrated while walking this earth so that, by Your example, I may be mindful of the way to go.  Lead me, O Lord, so that in Your goodness and mercy I may share with others the Good News of the salvation You have purchased from the cross.  Help me to be faithful.  Amen.