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Lord, as I am confronted today with the reality of personified evil, I am grateful for the implicit good news…

May 1, 2018

OneWalk: Under the Sun, with the Son

Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, Worship Song and Prayer

Today’s verse

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
Ephesians 2:1-3

Today’s reading
Ephesians 2

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&version=NLT

Ephesians 2:8-10 NLT
[8] God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. [9] Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. [10] For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Today’s devotion

What’s Even Worse Than A Bad Boss?Life for Leaders Daily Devotion https://mailchi.mp/depree.org/whats-even-worse-than-a-bad-boss?e=1bc587c115

To put the matter bluntly, we who live on this earth have a bad boss, an evil, deceitful ruler who seeks to hurt us, ruin this world, and dishonor God in every way possible. Of course, in many segments of the western world today, belief in personified evil is mocked as antiquated and naïve. Yet, biblical teaching is clear that evil does not reside only in human hearts and human cultures. It is concentrated in a supernatural being who, though in no way God’s equal, has the power (and the powers) to influence our lives. Before we were set free from this power by God’s grace, we lived under it, even if we denied its existence.

Today’s worship song
More Than Anything
Natalie Granthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/more-than-anything/1046389034?i=1046389047

Today’s prayer
Dear God, Abba Father, Jesus my Lord and Savior. You know, the existence of Satan is something I (we) would rather ignore. It can feel so old-fashioned to speak of Satan, so un-hip and naïve. Plus, I’m not at all happy about the idea that some supernatural being has the power to influence my life. Yet, I am committed to trusting Scripture, even when its truth is something I’d rather avoid. Help me to know and believe what is true. Lord, as I am confronted today with the reality of personified evil, I am grateful for the implicit good news, namely, that I once walked according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air, but do so no longer because of your grace in Christ. Help me to live as a free person, free from evil’s grasp, free to serve you fully in every part of life. I love You, I’m sorry, forgive me, thank You. Amen.

Today’s prayer from today’s devotion.

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