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from glory to glory…

Morning Glory…

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Today’s passages in the Daily Office pose a timely challenge for such a time as this: giving up amnesia and forgetfulness for Lent–specifically, giving up amnesia and forgetfulness of who God is. Stop forgetting who God is in all our moments of eternity this side of Heaven…

If I were clothed further with the remembrance in my little grey cells, in my dusty little head, of the glory of my God, I wonder how my reflexes would respond to the challenges and seductions in the world at such a time as this…

Because He is good and faithful…

…I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. I will praise You forever, because You have done it; and in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good.”

–Psalm 52.8b-9

…Do not forget the LORD your God…who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end… And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

–Deuteronomy 8.11,14-16,18

–An offspring of Abraham by faith…

For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.”

––Hebrews 2.16

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.  And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine…’ Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.  Jesus said to [the servants], ‘Fill the waterpots with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, ‘Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.’ And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, ‘Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!’ This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.”

–from John 2.1-11

…An heir and eternal sibling in the household of Messiah Jesus by faith… Jesus suffered inside an earthen vessel to wage war for the love of my soul, against the Hater of God–the God who loved me first… The Lord Jesus conquered; the Lord Jesus won the victory in the contest for my life… Because of His faithfulness and mercy,  He is not ashamed to call me His own…

For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying:  ‘I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.’ And again: I will put My trust in Him.’ And again: ‘Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.’ Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage… Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.”

–Hebrews 2.11-15,17-18

But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up… By this I know that You are well pleased with me, because my enemy does not triumph over me. As for me, You uphold me…and set me before Your face forever. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.

–Psalm 41.10,11-13

…Do not forget the LORD your God…who brought you out ofthe house of bondage…For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham…For [Jesus] who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren…Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, [Jesus]…likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage… Therefore, in all things [Jesus] had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that [Jesus] Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted… Jesus…manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him… Remember the LORD your God…”


Here is a link to view the passages of this morning’s adventure into timeless glory from the Daily Office in the Book of Common Prayer: Scripture Passages in NKJV

On this link, you may also find a menu from which to choose alternate translations…


Blessed are those who are being clothed further with the remembrance of who the Lord Jesus Christ is; the memory in their little grey cells inside their dusty little heads of Messiah Jesus’ valiant warfare waged inside His own earthen vessel, to conquer the predator of our immortal souls…  in this moment in eternity–for such a time as this…

Pray for those who are in danger of being destroyed by false gods of this world; pray for those who have yet to recognize that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, the Promised Messiah, the Holy One of Israel. And…

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…

For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: ‘This is My resting place forever…I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy…”

…Psalm 132.6


 

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