Monday, March 09, 2009

2009 Lenten Devotional and Prayer Guide

March 9

 

Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”  (2 Corinthians 7:1)

 

Let us purify ourselves” means we are responsible.  There are some things God does, because we cannot.  There are other things God requires of us because the struggle does us good.  It’s like exercise.  We grow when we exert ourselves in the struggle.  The body is the outward, and the spirit is the inward.  We are required to “purify” ourselves from the things that contaminate.  Ask yourself, what are you putting into your mind and soul?  What music are you listening to?  What are you reading?  What desires do you feed into your heart?  [Written by: Pastor Dan]

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