A Devotion for September 21

Today is St. Matthew Day. The lessons we read revolve around following the will of God. We remember that when Matthew was called, he simply left his old life behind, got up and followed Jesus.

This calling has a double meaning for us, first, when we hear the call of salvation through Christ, that we are to leave behind our worldly desires and follow him. The central point is that we are a new creation, no longer chasing the works of the flesh, but the desiring to grow in the Holy Spirit.

Secondly, as we walk with Christ, are we pursuing other things or earnestly seeking the will of God? Do we want to glorify God and build up treasures in heaven or here on earth? Let us aim to do the Lord’s will with our whole heart, just as Matthew did.

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