Lord, You have saved us. You call us, now, to live in obedience to Your Word. Teach us Your way, Lord, and help us to walk in it. May the light of Your love shine upon us. May Your love for us fill us with more love for You.
Lord, You speak to us Your Word of warning – and Your promise of blessing. You call us back from the way of disobedience – and on to the pathway of obedience and blessing. Where does the blessing come from? Does it come from our obedience? No! It comes from Your love. It comes from Your promise. Your love reaches us in our sin. Your blessing increases in us as we learn to turn from our sin and give You first place in our lives.
Why, Lord, do You speak to us the Word of warning and the promise of blessing? There is a good way to which we must turn – and there’s also a bad way from which we turn. How can we really appreciate and embrace the good way if we do not see the clear contrast between the good way and the bad way? Help us, Lord, to choose the good way – to choose Jesus, who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6).
Lord, Your Word speaks to us about the “secret things” and “the things that are revealed” (Deuteronomy 29:29). There are some “things” that we will never understand. These “things” belong to You, Lord. Help us to focus our attention on “the things that are revealed”, the teaching that comes to us from “the holy Scriptures”, the Gospel which brings us to Jesus, our Saviour – calling us to put our faith in Him and live in obedience to Him (2 Timothy 3:14-17).