A Collect to Use the Scriptures Rightly

Lord God Almighty, whose word is truth and who knows all truth, keep us from twisting scripture in order to satisfy our own ends, that we would use the word of truth rightly, searching it to know and honor you above all and follow in your ways, through Jesus Christ our teacher, who walked in step with you through the Holy Spirit all the days of his life on this earth. Amen. ‘Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”‘ – Matthew 4:5-7 In what ways am I tempted to justify myself because I want my own way?