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Monday, December 5, 2011

Today's Verse : Ephesians 5:3


December 5, 2011

Among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or
of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper
for God's holy people.
-- Ephesians 5:3
"Not even a hint!" Hmmmm! Don't you wish it were true? The
church I attend and the person I see most often in the mirror don't
quite measure up to this directive. If sexual temptation doesn't
get us, greed often does. In a culture of conspicuous consumption,
greed concerns me more than the immorality and impurity. Not
because I am unconcerned with impurity, but because we have become
so calloused to our own greed. In this season of giving, let's
honestly examine our hearts about our "wanting," "getting," and
Forgive me, generous LORD, for my selfishness and greed. Please
give me a heart like yours. You demonstrated that heart when you
shared your most precious gift with sinners like me. Now I am a
child at your table and an heir of your inheritance. Thank you for
your grace! Please, dear Lord, bless me with your Spirit who seeks
to bring about a generous and gracious heart within me. In the name
of the greatest gift of all, Jesus of Bethlehem, I pray. Amen.

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