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The problem with sheep is they like to wander. What makes it worse is that they have a nonexistent navigational system. They get lost a lot. Sounds familiar? – “Adam and Eve: here are the rules!” – “No, thanks. We’ll find our way through life ourselves.”
The ultimate form of humility is our recognition that we cannot save ourselves. Salvation is a gift of God through his Son. It is granted, not earned. Let us live humbly under God and do his bidding.
Our journey with God goes from Mount Sinai to Mount Zion. On Sinai the Lord gave us his law. Zion is heaven. Our journey goes through Mount Golgotha where Jesus died for our sins and opened for us the way to heaven.
The author of Hebrews mentions people who were before our time and who lived their faith. There are many. We are surrounded by them and they push us to emulate their example.
Our Lord Jesus Christ assures us that our food and clothing come from God. He never fails. The Father gives us the kingdom of heaven. He will not hold back on earthly needs!
A person’s life does not consist on the abundance of possessions. Those who focus on abundance never feel that they have enough. True riches are found in our relationship with God, when our sin is forgiven and eternal life in heaven is granted.
Once we were held captives by the power of the evil one. But, by dying on the cross in our stead, Christ disarmed all rulers and authorities and put them to open shame. We now are conquerors of eternal life through Christ.
Given a choice between house chores and listening to the Lord speak-choose the latter! Martha was put in her place while Mary was commended for her choice. One thing truly matters: eternal life!
The Lord Jesus taught a lawyer to love the neighbor as himself. Through a parable he taught him who the neighbor was. We are endowed by our Father in heaven to care for the weak – the less blessed than we are. Some fear doing this, labeling it socialism. As Christians we follow our God – not worldly ideologies.
Since we all were set free from sin and death by Christ and were given the Holy Spirit, let us live accordingly. Let us focus on this new life and proclaim it to the world.