Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 03-29-23

Intro: During this Lenten season, every devotional will begin with a quote from C.S. Lewis (author and theologian), followed by two readings: 1) A passage from the Psalter and 2) a writing from one of the Old Testament prophets or New Testament authors. We will look at both passages as a whole through the fulfilling work and wisdom of Christ—Truth.

Although it is important to find common ground when we are witnessing to unbelievers, it is equally important to protect ourselves from falling into the quicksand of spiritual compromise and false religion.

“The more we can imitate God…the more progress we shall make.”
(CS Lewis; God in the Dock)

Psalm 25:8-11 NLT
The Lord is good and does what is right;
    he shows the proper path to those who go astray.

He leads the humble in doing right,
    teaching them his way.
The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness
    all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.
For the honor of your name, O Lord,
    forgive my many, many sins.

Jude 1:20-24 NLT
20 But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.

22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.

A Prayer of Praise
24 Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.
Please take time to read over our passages for today. I will be teaching on them and leading a discussion this evening during our Lenten Bible Study at 7PM. I hope you will plan to join us in person at Connect2Christ Church or online through our website as we explore the Scriptures together.

Prayer: Lord, please help us make wise decision as we seek to witness to others who may hold very different convictions for living. May we remain faithful to be made in your image of love. Holy Spirit, please help us to pray and receive Truth, so we are not pulled in different directions. Help us guard our hearts with diligence, because Satan is a liar and he is roaming this world looking to devour the faithful. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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