PRAYER: Prayers tonight for our communities.
DEVOTION: “Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them. But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception.” – 1 John 4:5-6
John continues to make this case about the separation of our citizenship. Stating over and over in these few verses that the world is so very different from God. Those who don’t belong to God belong to the world. It’s plainly stated…..
Then why do we so often, fall for all the world has to offer? It’s incredibly attractive. There’s so much to get absorbed in. So much to be tempted by and so much to fall in love with.
But….we have to remember over and over that the world is not our home. We are here for a short while. Our citizenship is in heaven.
Truth or deception. These words fall hard on the pages don’t they. The world is so full of deception. Yet….there are truths as well.
I pray today, that all of us would not fall victim to the deception. That we would discern the truth from the lies. That we would invite the Spirit into all of it, into all of our decisions and conversations.
Today. Seek truth.