Thursday, March 21, 2013

Exodus for Lent: Week 5, Thursday

Read: Exodus 22:21-23:9; Luke 23: 13-25
Reflect: God’s law is compassionate, uncorrupted, and fair. Yet Jesus’ condemnation comes from justice perverted by the priests, the leaders, and the people. If the Jews had obeyed their own law, Jesus would never have died. But God knows we are all sinners, we will all disobey, and we all need grace. We all need Jesus. Where have you recently failed in compassion or been corrupt in your ways, violating the spirit or letter of God’s law? Will you ask God’s mercy through Jesus right now? Will you accept it?
Write: Here or privately.
Recite: …for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of the parents, to the third and fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:5-6
Pray: Almighty God, help me to obey you in all things. Thank you for your mercy and love. Amen. 


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