Devotion for Thursday, March 2, 2023

“But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them – I place no other burden on you” (Revelation 2:24).

Whenever you are told of the deep things, be wary.  The Lord has spoken plainly.  There have always been those who, in the guise of truth, but actually masking pride, think they have some special revelation.  Anyone who preaches anything other that Christ crucified, resurrected, and ascended may be suspect.  The Gospel is about Christ and nothing else.  The other fluff is of Satan.

Lord, grant that I would have discerning ears to hear as You speak.  Grant me a mind that understands.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth so that I may now and forever be guided by You alone.  Help me overcome the insanity of this world.  Lead me always into Your arms of mercy and grace.  Let me rest in You, having taken up my cross and following You with Your yoke and burden.

Lord of heaven and earth, You are speaking words of warning for all who will receive Your message.  Help me to hear Your word simply and reflect what I hear with my life.  Guide me this day in Your goodness and mercy to humbly and willingly do those things You give me to do.  Keep me from the false teachings of this world so that the pure Gospel would be proclaimed through me.  Lead me Lord and help me to always follow You alone.  Amen.