Guilt, Fear, the Need to please everyone, and Envy…quite a chunk to chuck for Lent.
So on this First Sunday of Lent, I am taking time to consider how I am doing on this year’s journey to the Cross. Perhaps as suggested on http://www.shereadstruth.com I need to concentrate on God’s Word, commit it to my heart and memory, so that I can reject guilt, fear, need to please everyone and envy for it is a battle.
“We believe that memorizing scripture is one of the best ways to carry the Word of our God with us wherever we go – to have God-breathed truth and instruction and reproof in our hearts and minds as we live unto Him each day.
For our Weekly Truth, we’ve chosen Matthew 4:4. Such an appropriate verse to write on our hearts in this Lenten season, and so relevant to the topic of Scripture memorization in general.”
But he answered, “It is written,
“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Matthew 4:4, ESV
God’s Word brings life. God’s Word champions over the negative internal battles we fight. God’s Word lets us see Christ, crucified, dead and risen.