“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – James 1:21

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Today’s Word…

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Get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent

and humbly accept the word planted in you,

which can save you.

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– James 1:21 (NIV)

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Reflection…

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For me to listen docilely to the word of God

I need to keep my evil inclinations at bay.

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If I do not,

my pride, which deceives itself with all sorts of false reasoning,

will get me to rebel against the word of God and His commandments,

because pride does not like being continuously corrected and reproached for its selfish habits and behaviour,

which it is unwilling to give up.

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God’s word saves.

Pride and selfishness destroy.

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Quote…

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"First he (St. James) calls for the cleansing of mind and body from vice,

so that those who receive the word of salvation

can live in a worthy manner.

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A person who does not first turn his back on evil

cannot do good."

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– St. Bede

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Prayer…

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Here I am, Lord,

unworthy as I am,

but full of faith and hope,

and with the eyes of my heart fixed firmly on You.

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Lord, You know me inside out,

much more than anyone else

and much more than I know myself.

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Help me, O Lord, to overcome my weaknesses

and all that is immoral within me.

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Save me,

destroy my selfish pride,

and transform me, Lord.

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Take over, Lord,

You are everything in my life!

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Repetitive Prayer for Today…

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Lord, You are everything in my life!

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