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BIBLE VERSE FOR MONDAY

Monday, April 23, 2018

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Remember, Lord, how I have walked before You faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in Your eyes.
2 Kings 20:3

Some of us might think that temptation becomes less enticing and our desire to do the will of God becomes stronger as we grow closer to Him. This is true, but there is a spiritual pitfall that can actually result from a close intimacy with God.
Intimacy with God is something we should cherish. There is nothing in this life sweeter than knowing Christ and serving Him with our whole hearts. But a close intimacy with God does not make us better than others or more deserving of His blessings. God does not owe us anything. He has given us all we need in Christ and feelings of entitlement for anything else are presumptuous. Whether in moments of intimacy, battle or sickness, trusting God gives us the ability to accept His will, regardless of consequences to ourselves.
God sees our lives from beginning to end and knows what is best for all concerned. It is a gracious, humbled heart towards the Lord that does not resist, but rests peacefully with what God has ordained for us.

Lord God, You are a sovereign God and Your ways are flawless. Keep us from the pitfall of entitlement, and in all things, may we accept Your will for us. Thank You, Father. Amen

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