“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Galatians 1:10

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings,

or of God?

Or am I trying to please people?

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If I were still trying to please people,

I would not be a servant of Christ.

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– Galatians 1:10 (NIV)

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REFLECTION…

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The world

appears to be intent on getting us to adopt lifestyles and attitudes

which exalt the self,

idolise the body,

and encourage self-gratification at any cost.

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But it does not stop at the self,

because vanity is also about showing off

and about winning the approval of others.

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The world seems to be continuously feeding

our lower passions, desires, pride

and all our amoral inclinations,

as it justifies self-indulgence and unrestraint.

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But we can battle…and beat…this ideology,

and set about pleasing God rather than the world.

We can do this

by putting on Christ;

by living how He teaches us to live;

by being humble;

and by loving unselfishly like He loves.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord, protect me from the vanity that lurks within me,

from my passions and from my self-centeredness.

Lord, more of You and less of me.

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