The Upper Room 4 May 2022 Daily Devotional | Standing Strong

The Upper Room 4 May 2022 Daily Devotional
The Upper Room 4 May 2022 Daily Devotional for Wednesday Message. Read The Upper Room 4 May 2022 Daily Devotional by Joseph Adeoye (Kwara, Nigeria)

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TOPIC: Standing Strong

Daniel 1:1-15

KEY VERSE: If sinners entice you, do not consent. – Proverbs 1:10 (NRSV)

The Upper Room 4 May 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE

Sitting in a hall with my fellow university classmates, I waited in tense silence for the French test to be distributed. This was my final language exam, and I needed to pass. But when the test was handed out, I couldn’t make sense of it. I noticed my classmates cheating and was tempted to join them, thinking, Cheat now and repent later. God is merciful, right? You don’t want to risk failing.

We’ve all experienced situations like this. Like Eve, we feel tempted by fruit that would compromise the life God wants us to have.

The key to standing our ground against temptation is to know our convictions and commit to them in our hearts.

Daniel modeled this when he resolved to keep the diet laid out in the Jewish law and avoid foods provided by the king of Babylon. God honored and rewarded his commitment. When we know what our faith requires and commit to it, we can fight temptation — even if that means failing and retaking a French test like I did.

Dear Lord, teach us the truth of your word. Empower us to live in ways that glorify you. Amen.

I will commit to God’s way, knowing that it is always better.

Students preparing for exams

The Upper Room 4 May 2022 Daily Devotional Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. The meditations are stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. Every day, readers of The Upper Room around the world read the same story in many different languages and pray the same prayer together. Read More

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