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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26: Rules and Regulations

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NOTE TO SELF: We live in a world where no one wants rules or regulations anymore. Everyone wants to live in a free-for-all environment where anything goes. It seems to be successful in worldly terms; however, I don’t see many wise people springing forth, nor do I witness much understanding in today’s society because we’ve somehow become more “evolved” by bending more rules. More and more innocent lives are becoming victimized by the lack of adhering to rules and regulations. God tells us that rules and regulations—set in place by Him—will make us wise and understanding. What the world seems to overlook, and consciously ignore, is that Christians tend to be the ones who have far more wisdom than most, and have a deep heart for understanding others needs. God teaches us His ways; and His ways are perfect, right and just.

PRAYER: Lord God, continue to teach us your rules and regulations so that we may be wise and understanding. May we keep them and practice them, day in and day out, never forgetting Who You are and who we are in You. Help us to remain true to You and Your guidelines for our lives, regardless of the criticism of the world. We choose, Father, to abide by the rules and regulations You set forth, because we know You gave them to us so we may be set apart and made holy. Thank You for Your loving guidance. Amen.

JOURNAL: What, if any, rules and regulations of God’s Word do you tend to disagree with? Ask God to reveal any answers you may need in order to follow them. Listen closely and write God’s answers in red ink.

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