Morning, November 9
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If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.

God was pleased with Moses. We know this because God chose Moses to lead His people to the Promised Land. Although Moses was not perfect, God revealed Himself to Moses at the Burning Bush and He revealed His plans for him. God is pleased with us as well. We know this because God has chosen us for the tasks He has for us. Although we are not perfect either, God revealed Himself to us and He is revealing His plans for us.

Given His favor, we may expect something from Him. We may expect that He will do something for us like He did for Moses.

What we may expect is that God will teach us His ways. We may expect that when we pray to God to lead us and guide us in accordance with His plans for our lives He will answer our prayers. He will teach us the way He wants things done. We will not have to wander aimlessly through life wondering if we are doing the right thing or not. God will make sure that we receive proper instruction in His ways from the Bible (Psalm 119:105) and from the more personal forms of guidance He gives us (Psalm 32:8).

When He does this for us we will learn more about Him. We will learn what He is like and what He expects from people in general and from us in particular. We will come to know Him personally. We will have a personal two-way relationship with Him. He will be real to us, not just a philosophical or theological concept. We will make our way through life with the confidence that our God cares enough to enter into a personal relationship with us.

When God teaches us His ways we will continue to find favor with Him. God sovereignly decided to show us His favor in the first place and when we are taught His ways our obedience to them will only increase His favor. He will show His favor and goodness by continuing to help us accomplish the things He wants us to accomplish and by continuing to instruct us and guide us in His ways.

God is pleased with you. You may ask Him for instruction in His ways so you will know Him better and continue to find favor with Him.

Bible in a Year
Old Testament Reading
Jeremiah 51, 52


Jeremiah 51 -- The Judgment of God against Babylon for Sins Against Israel

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Jeremiah 52 -- The Fall of Jerusalem and Release or Jehoiachin

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New Testament Reading
Hebrews 6


Hebrews 6 -- Warning against Falling Away; Hope in Christ as an Anchor for the Soul

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Tyndale Life Application Daily Devotion
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
Insight
What does it mean to “put on your new nature”? It means that your conduct should match your faith.
Challenge
If you are a Christian, you should act like it. To be a Christian means more than just making good resolutions and having good intentions; it means taking the right actions. This is a straightforward step that is as simple as putting on your clothes.
Morning and Evening by Spurgeon
Colossians 2:6  So walk ye in him.

If we have received Christ himself in our inmost hearts, our new life will manifest its intimate acquaintance with him by a walk of faith in him. Walking implies action. Our religion is not to be confined to our closet; we must carry out into practical effect that which we believe. If a man walks in Christ, then he so acts as Christ would act; for Christ being in him, his hope, his love, his joy, his life, he is the reflex of the image of Jesus; and men say of that man, "He is like his Master; he lives like Jesus Christ." Walking signifies progress. "So walk ye in him;" proceed from grace to grace, run forward until you reach the uttermost degree of knowledge that a man can attain concerning our Beloved. Walking implies continuance. There must be a perpetual abiding in Christ. How many Christians think that in the morning and evening they ought to come into the company of Jesus, and may then give their hearts to the world all the day: but this is poor living; we should always be with him, treading in his steps and doing his will. Walking also implies habit. When we speak of a man's walk and conversation, we mean his habits, the constant tenor of his life. Now, if we sometimes enjoy Christ, and then forget him; sometimes call him ours, and anon lose our hold, that is not a habit; we do not walk in him. We must keep to him, cling to him, never let him go, but live and have our being in him. "As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him;" persevere in the same way in which ye have begun, and, as at the first Christ Jesus was the trust of your faith, the source of your life, the principle of your action, and the joy of your spirit, so let him be the same till life's end; the same when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and enter into the joy and the rest which remain for the people of God. O Holy Spirit, enable us to obey this heavenly precept.

Daily Light on the Daily Path
Psalm 89:19  Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, "I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.

Isaiah 43:11  "I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.

1 Timothy 2:5  For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Acts 4:12  "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."

Isaiah 9:6  For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Philippians 2:7-9  but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. • Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. • For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, • so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

Hebrews 2:9  But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.

Hebrews 2:14  Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

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