We are to turn our backs to sin and our faces toward God.
Imagine walking for years in the same direction. How far do you think you would travel from home? Pretty far, right?
Spiritually, this is how life is for non-Christians. Every day they walk in the same direction, with their backs toward God and their faces toward sin and selfishness. This is what Paul called walking after “the course of this world.” Their travels lead them farther and farther into darkness and death.
As Christians, we are to live lives of daily repentance. This means we are to turn our backs to sin and our faces toward God. We’re to walk toward Jesus, day in and day out. In Christ we’re saved from walking on this worldly road and turned to walk toward God.
- What course do people walk apart from Christ? (They follow the course of this world.)
- Whom do people follow apart from Christ? (The prince of the power of the air: this is another way of referring to Satan.)
- Would you say that you’re walking toward Jesus or toward the world?
Thank God that by saving you and setting you on a path to follow him, he has delivered you from the need to follow the world and Satan.
This devotion is adapted from the Who Do You Think You Are? Study Guides with Daily Devotions resource.