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“Now it was said, ‘Whoever sends his wife away is to give her a certificate of divorce’; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery” (Matthew 5:31-32).

We are tempted to use human reasoning, just as Eve was tempted into doing, to justify our actions.  Wrong is wrong no matter what the cause.  We have been told that following Jesus will cost us, and we are directed to always do the right thing.  Our eyes, actions, and heart are under the guidance of Jesus.  Will you listen to Him, or will you do what is right in your own mind?

Lord, You alone know where my thoughts wander.  Right in front of others in church, I can be sinning away and those around me do not know it.  Guide me, Lord, so that in heart, soul, and mind, I am directed to You.  Lead me always to know that You are the source of all life and the source of my being.  Guide me today to resist temptation so that in all I do, I am looking to You.

Lord Jesus, I do need Your help.  I want to be faithful, but I am tempted all the time in ways to err and stray from what is right and good.  Lead me so that I will humbly walk with You, my Lord and Savior.  Keep my eyes upon what is good and right.  Help my actions be the right ones in Your eyes.  Keep me in Your grace and mercy so that I may now and always walk with You.  Amen.