Devotion for Tuesday, February 14, 2023
“Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate” (Revelation 2:6).
It is not clear exactly who the Nicolaitans are. The ones referred to here practiced something very common in our day. The used the freedom Christ gives through grace to create a new sinful bondage by calling evil good. Nothing new, just licentiousness. And so, the church practices what has been called antinomianism, that is, lawlessness. They call evil good and good evil.
“You can do as you please; it’s all about prospering and receiving the good things you desire.”
This nonsense sells in many church ministries. But it is not about your desires. You were created by the Lord for His purpose, and He calls you to follow Him all the days of your life. Seek first the kingdom of God and then what is needed shall be added. Do not listen to the ones who peddle garbage and tell you that you can do as you please.
Lord Jesus, without Your grace and mercy I could never stand on the straight and narrow path You have set before me. Lead me, O Lord, in the way You know I need to go and hold me fast to the unchanging truth that You have revealed. Guide me in Your goodness to know that in You alone is there hope and a future. Grant that I hold fast to You Lord and walk in the way You have established. Amen.