This is what we read today: Psalm 143, Proverbs 13, and Romans 12.
Next week: Psalm 32, the Proverbs chapter of the day, and Monday-Matt 11:2-19, Tuesday-I Cor 15:1-28, Wednesday-Rom 1:1-17, Thursday-Isa 25:1-9, Friday-Col 3:1-17, Saturday-Rom 8:31-39
I love this from C. S. Lewis. “People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, ‘If you keep a lot of rules I’ll reward you, and if you don’t, I’ll do the other thing.’ I do not think that is the best way of looking at it. I would much rather say that every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing into a Heaven creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and all other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, with its fellow creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is Heaven: that is it is joy, and peace, and knowledge, and power. To be the other means madness, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness.. Each of us, at each moment, is progressing toward one state or the other.” I would only add to Lewis, that for the Spirit- filled believer, the work of that progression is in the hands of the Spirit Himself, who is “transforming us into His image with ever increasing glory.” II Cor. 3:18
So what are the “Christian moralities” we are focusing on during this 40 days?
1. Spending time in His Word, the Bible.
2. Soending time in His Presence, prayer.
3. Spending time for His people, acts of kindness.
4. Spending time for His Church, a project.
5. And, spending time for His creation, a project.
See you Monday.