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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Green

A Collect to Not be Overly Certain

Wise teacher, who is patient with us in our naivete but generous with your instruction, keep us humble, we who teach others your word, that we would not find ourselves to be certain of that which is not of you and mistakenly teaching others to violate your ways. Let us not put words into your mouth and so condemn ourselves, but be willing always to receive correction from you, through you who reigns from heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen.

'Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.' - Matthew 5:19

Are there places where I am inflexible - unwilling to be wrong or corrected? Are there things I am so certain of that perhaps even God could not change in my heart? What would it be like to take some time to allow the Spirit to show such things to me? Am I willing to let God speak into every place in my heart?

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