THEME: THE WORD OF GOD
“But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban”—’ (that is, a gift to God ), then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
-Traditions of men and some churches are contrary to the word of God. Jesus called the Pharisees and Sadducees hypocrites for they relied too much on traditions and did not receive His word. They rejected Jesus and His teaching, and accused Him of performing His great signs by Beelzebul; the prince of demons. Jesus called them brood of vipers for they could not hear His word nor let others come to Him. We know that vipers do not absorb water, which is symbolic to the word of God, but bite and release venomous poison for their prey to die slowly. It is then through traditions of men that we do not access and comprehend fully the word of God, and allow the Holy Spirit to impart in us His gifts and fruit. Traditions that form deep grooves in peoples minds hinder them from obeying God’s word. Overtime; habitual sins are warranted as too obvious that the word of God becomes of no effect. Like the true proverb, “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire” (2 Peter 2:22), people get too familiar with the word of God and go back to sin. God calls us to lay aside all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and evil speaking, as newborn babes and desire the pure milk of the word, that we may grow (1 Peter 2:1-3). God calls us to abide in His word that we heard from the beginning, that we may be transformed and enjoy the benefits of His saving grace.
Your arm Lord is not too short to save nor ear too dull to hear, hear our prayers dear Jesus and save us from our troubles. Forgive us all our sins loving Jesus, sins of our families, children, ancestors, leaders, nation and of the entire world, and remember them no more. Cleanse us by the washing with Your precious blood and establish Your word in our hearts. Loosen the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke of injustice from our nation, and save the poor. Break every yoke dear Jesus from our lives, families and nation and grant us rest. Break every yoke of oppression caused by COVID-19 and heal our nation and all the nations of the world. Restore our economy and all the economies of the world dear Jesus. Break every habitual sin and accusation against us dear Jesus. Break every yoke from our lives merciful Father and heal all our wounds. Help us to be obedient to Your word and follow Your will wholeheartedly. We depend on Your righteousness Jesus, teach us how to love You and our neighbors as ourselves. Teach us to do Your will Lord. May Your truth be found deep in our hearts. Teach us to abide in Your word that we heard from the beginning. Teach us how to love Holy Spirit. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
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