Devotion for Friday, October 13, 2023

“For all the nations have fallen because of the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich from the excessive wealth of her luxury” (Revelation 18:3).

Wink, wink, look the other way and listen to what we say and do not look at what we do.  How many politicians have fallen because of immorality?  It seems people don’t care about those things anymore.  Collect money, live hedonistically, and do not care about the truth.  These are  marks of wickedness.  The world may practice them, but what about you?  Do you seek these things?

Lord, I do not understand why the world lives this way, but I do understand the tug that pulls at the sinful heart.  By Your grace, You have kept me from walking this way.  But even if You had not, turning my eyes to You is the cure.  We often live for the nothings of this world, but You call us to true life which includes everything.  If I can see it for what it is, why do I chase after things that are temporary and fleeting?

Lord Jesus, in You I already have all things necessary.  Guide me in the way You would have me go.  Lead me away from this world’s way of living, what it calls, “good times.”  Keep me in Your arms of mercy and grace where I may live life as it is meant to be lived.  Help me to know that in You I have true life.  Help me to resist the idiotic temptations that come my way and live life with purity.  Amen.