"Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God," (Exodus 20:1--2a)
How are you at following directions? I know! We have already said "when all else fails" - right?! But think about trying to get from here (wherever here is) to ________. You can do this with a phone call to the place you are trying to find or a map. OR written directions OR the app on your phone or car. So how are you at actually going the way suggested?
The readings, today, are about believing God is still speaking and having "zeal." (John 2:17) Jesus has just "chased them all out of the Temple." (vs. 15 NLT) The reading, in Exodus, is God giving Moses the Commandments that start off with 4 specific commands about God. Jesus is frustrated with the Temple becoming a "market place." Jesus continued to remind people of God's Commandments: "Love the Lord, your God, with your whole heart, mind, soul, and strength. And your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37 & 39) A pretty good summation don't you think?
The question is do we believe it? The Disciples did - "after Jesus was raised, the Disciples remembered, and the believed the Scripture...." (John 2:22) We are living "after Jesus was raised" so do we believe? This part of Scripture, this part of the foundation, do we really believe? IF we believe - do we actually "do"? AND..... are we going (following?) where God is leading?
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