Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ordinary Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Old Testament Lesson

Proverbs 30:1-4, 24-33

What a great final phrase in this passage; pressing anger produces strife.  Sometimes we can get legitimately angry and upset about things.  The question then becomes, what do we do about it?  Do we, through grace, move on and forgive?  Or do we feed the anger?  Do we push it?  Do we allow the anger to build up and overflow?  

If so, it will produce strife.  It will produce hurt.  It will produce brokenness. Today, how will we respond to the anger that may well up inside today?  May we handle it with grace.  

New Testament Lesson

Philippians 3:1-11

We see Paul tell us today that if anyone thinks they have reason to boast; he has more.  He has every reason to be prideful and boast and tell folks how great he is. But he doesn't.  He says that all that matters is Jesus, and it is Jesus that is the reason we should really boast.  

We should always remember that it is by His strength and His power that we are able to accomplish the things that God has for us.  He is the one that deserves praise honor.  

Gospel Lesson

John 18:28-38

We see Jesus standing before Pilate, and Pilate asks, what is truth.  There is He is, there truth stands.  And Pilate doesn't see it.  May we see the presence of Christ today in our lives.  

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