LENT, WED. THRID WEEK OF LENT

MEDITATE ON THE COMMANDMENTS AND GIVE A GOOD EXAMPLE BY HOW YOU LIVE

DURING these two weeks you will be asked to think about the Ten Commandments, one each day and in great depth. Think about them personally, as “damning evidence of broken laws and commandments”   You are free in God;s love to take any infraction of God’s holy Law which you discover in your life–and nail it to the Cross of Christ.  He was willing to bear all the guilt and suffer all the punishment.  HE CAN TAKE IT! AND HE WILL.

FIRST COMMANDMENT demands from us a whole love for God,.-“with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your might.” Nothing less than that is acceptable.

How well have you kept it?  Perhaps more honestly, how seriously have you broken it?

Is there anyone or anything that you fear more than God-like your own reputation, what others might think of you if you truly lived according to this commandment?

Is there anyone or anything you love more than God-like money or pleasure or even a soft pillow on a Sunday morning?

Is there anyone or anything you trust more than God-like your own wisdom or will or abilities?

EXAMINE THE DAMNING evidence against you today and place every accusation over Jesus head on the Cross.

SATURDAY, 2ND WEEK OF LENT-THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

IN THOSE DAYS, GOD delivered all these commandments:

“I,THE LORD, AM YOUR GOD, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.  YOU SHALL NOT HAVE OTHER gods BESIDE ME..

YOU SHALL NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD, YOUR GOD, IN VAIN. For the Lord will not leave unpunished the one who takes his name in vain.

REMEMBER TO KEEP HOLY THE SABBATH DAY.  Six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord, your God. No work may be done then either by you, or your son or daughter.

HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER, that you may have a long life in the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you.

YOU SHALL NOT KILL.

YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.

YOU SHALL NOT STEAL

. YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR.

YOU SHALL NOT COVERT YOUR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE.

YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOR’S WIFE, NOR ANYTHING ELSE THAT BELONGS TO HIM.”

Exodus 20:1-3, 7-10, 12-17.

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THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF LENT

“ABRAHAM REPLIED, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.'”(Luke 16:25)

THROUGHOUT THE DAY, OFFER PRAYERS OF PRAISE TO GOD FOR THE BLESSINGS HE HAS BESTOWED UPON YOU.

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THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST to which he was nailed for you can also serve this kind of function, to mark the place where your sins were taken away, and to guide the way you live.  One great Christian hymn says it well:

OH, THAT THE LORD WOULD GUIDE MY WAYS TO KEEP HIS STATUTES STILL!

OH, THAT MY GOD WOULD GRANT ME GRACE TO KNOW AN DO HIS WILL!