Sunday, March 4, 2018
Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; I Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
Reflect . . .
Lent is a time of reflection, a time to meditate and pray. Indeed, it is also a time of self-denial and seeking closeness to God. The reflections and meditations must therefore focus on what the Lord is telling us. Obedience is key to getting close to God. Obey the Ten Commandments, which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ simplified for us. Love one another as Christ loved you. These are times of preparation. Preparing our souls to be in oneness with God. Jesus goes to the Temple and drives out the money changers and those doing business there. He informs everyone that if the temple was destroyed, he will build it back in 3days – predicting his death and resurrection. This is the ultimate sacrifice and greatest redemption. All these were done because he loved us. Therefore we should strive that the words that proceed from our mouths and the thoughts from our minds will reflect the goodness of the LORD during this sacred season.
Heavenly Father, at this precious time of lent, teach us Lord to remember your commandments and to keep them. Guide our thoughts, our speech and our actions. Let us remember that you are perfect and we are not. Let your wisdom guide us away from our foolish ways. In your mercy, bring us back into the safety of your bosom. Teach us Lord to trust in you at all times and when afraid, strengthen our faith. We pray this in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen
Dr. Leke Ogunmefun