Devotion for Saturday, December 23, 2023

“The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it” (Revelation 21:24).

Imagine a world where there is no more competition for who can outdo whom.  Imagine a world where there is no longer any war, famine, pestilence, or poverty.  The Lord will establish godly ethics and the faithful who dwell with Him will practice the truth at all times.  Why wait until then?  Begin learning the Lord’s law and live in the light of His revelation now.

Lord, You gave the Ten Commandments and the Israelites saw the light flashing on the mountaintop as You gave them to Moses.  You have called for us to begin there.  We cannot keep the commandments, but You have called for this to be the beginning place.  Help me to go deeper as I meditate upon Your law; for You have summarized the law and prophets for us.  Lead me in Your goodness to be consistent in my behaviors, thoughts, and deeds.

Lord, You who are overhauling my soul, guide me in the narrow way of becoming a person with Your ethical system embedded in my soul.  Continue to root out those sinful inclinations that are deep within me.  Guide me now and always to live the standard You established in the beginning.  May I be found dwelling in and with You now and forever.  Amen.