THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
1-If we can avoid anger and hatred, we will avoid murder-
2-More often than not we avoid the extreme sins but regularly commit the types of sins with which Jesus was most concerned-
3-God's moral and ceremonial laws were given to help people love God with all their heart and mind-
4-By Jesus' time, the Israelite religious leaders had turned the Mosaic laws into a confusing mess of rules-
5-Jesus did not speak against the Law itself, but against the abuses and excesses to which it had been subjected-
Don't be yourself, be someone nicer-
God will bless us materially if we will use those blessings to "do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves-
DID YOU KNOW
Golfing great Ben Hogan's famous reply when asked how to improve one's game was, "Hit the ball closer to the hole."
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why did the Israelites continually forget what God had done for them?
2-Why did God ask for so many sacrifice offerings?
3-Were the sacrificial offerings required of individuals, families or the nation?
4-How can we be content with where God has placed us without wanting more?
5-What does it mean to be "poor in spirit"?
What Old Testament book contains the prophecy of this event-the piercing of Jesus' side with a spear?
Answer for today Zechariah
SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY
Hebrews 12:1-2 We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back. 2 Let us look only to Jesus, the One who began our faith and who makes it perfect. He suffered death on the cross. But he accepted the shame as if it were nothing because of the joy that God put before him. And now he is sitting at the right side of God’s throne.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Father, help me to run the race with endurance with my eyes fixed on Jesus. Help me resist the temptations of the world so that I may run a strong race-