Peace, May 6
Flee… youthful lusts… pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
2 Timothy 2:22, Hebrews 12:14, www.solascriptura.com
Father, some of us are far too old to still be pursuing youthful lusts. Will Satan ever stop tempting us? We know the answer. Not only will he persist and we also know that You permit the temptations to come. But, at the same time You promise to get us through the temptations of life, if we will but turn to You and trust You. Father, help us memorize this verse: No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way to escape, that you may be able to bear it (I Corinthians 10:13).
There will come a day when Satan is restrained and Your joy will reign in the hearts of men (The Millennium) and there will be an even better day when Satan and his allies are destroyed forever. Then, in heaven, we will find out what is like to enjoy Your peace, happiness and joy eternal.
We seek Your Holiness here, today, knowing that if we persist in ungodliness, we will never stand in Your presence. Lord, bestow upon us Your gifts today that we may be like You, now and forever. We pray in Jesus’ Holy name, amen.
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