Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
— 1 Peter 2:11
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
This world is not our destination; it is our journey! There are many things here that can distract us from our goal and destroy our desire to complete our journey. These sinful desires actually are at war with us. But through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can say "NO!" and live with confidence and character before our world that is trapped in darkness and so desperately needs God's light.
Forgive me, holy God, for my failure with sin. Empower me, almighty God, so that I may grow ever closer to your character and holiness. Help me, loving God, to live a holy life that is attractive to my friends, family, and neighbors, so they may come to glorify you by living your life, too. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
About This Devotional
Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.
All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.