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The steps for getting there are equally clear. The tempter must be resisted, Ephesians 4:26,27; 6:11; I Peter 5:8,9. Sin must be abandoned, laid aside, and left alone, John 8:11b. And, above all, being with God must become a commitment, an obsession, a lifelong quest, Psalms 73:28; Hebrews 10:19-22.

This is our goal, to draw near to God. Ed Mathews’s devotional describes it beautifully, with Jas 4.8 as base text today.

Good morning, O Soul. This day has been given you. Make of it the best you may. Waste it not. Despise not this gift. Life is precious. Learn to live. For life, discover the only God. Draw near to him. At your door, the Lord Christ awaits to conduct you into his presence. About this would the Spirit speak to you in Scripture.

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