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"They will not be convinced..." Luke 16:31

This is an amazing story that Jesus tells to the Pharisees.  There's a poor man, the only character in Jesus' stories that has a name.  His name is Lazarus, the same name as Jesus' friend, the one that He brought back to life.  In verse 14, the Pharisees are described as "dearly loving their money".  So this story is clearly directed at the Pharisees who thought that being rich was tantamount to being blessed by God.  

Lazarus is full of ulcers, oozing wounds all over his body and face.  He was a cripple too. Someone had dumped him at the gate of the rich man, who lived each day in comfort and decadent luxury.  The rich man did not maltreat Lazarus, nor did he molest him.  He didn't even drive him away.  He just did NOTHING.  Jesus said that the most important commandment is to love God and to love our neighbors.  Maybe the rich man did good things, we don't know, but what we do know is he did not love his neighbor who he saw every time he left his house.  

During those times, people ate with their hands, and they would use bread to wipe off the oil that remained on their hands. Then they would drop the pieces of bread under the table for the dogs to eat.  Lazarus would have loved to eat those scraps!  Perhaps if the rich man even thought of giving the bread to Lazarus, he would have been saved from the torments of hell.  If he asked a servant to bind his wounds, perhaps he wouldn't have needed to plead with Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him water.

How about us?  Do we love our neighbor?  The one who lives in the ramshackle hut we pass every day on our way to work?  The one who would be happy with the crumbs from our table?  This Lent, it would be appropriate to think about the way we live and the repercussions after we die.  After all, these are Jesus' words, and we need to take it very seriously!  Are we convinced or do we need a sign that Jesus said is not coming?  

"They won't be convinced," Jesus said, "they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead."  

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"They will not be convinced..." Luke 16:31

This is an amazing story that Jesus tells to the Pharisees.  There's a poor man, the only character in Jesus' stories that has a name.  His name is Lazarus, the same name as Jesus' friend, the one that He brought back to life.  In verse 14, the Pharisees are described as "dearly loving their money".  So this story is clearly directed at the Pharisees who thought that being rich was tantamount to being blessed by God.  

Lazarus is full of ulcers, oozing wounds all over his body and face.  He was a cripple too. Someone had dumped him at the gate of the rich man, who lived each day in comfort and decadent luxury.  The rich man did not maltreat Lazarus, nor did he molest him.  He didn't even drive him away.  He just did NOTHING.  Jesus said that the most important commandment is to love God and to love our neighbors.  Maybe the rich man did good things, we don't know, but what we do know is he did not love his neighbor who he saw every time he left his house.  

During those times, people ate with their hands, and they would use bread to wipe off the oil that remained on their hands. Then they would drop the pieces of bread under the table for the dogs to eat.  Lazarus would have loved to eat those scraps!  Perhaps if the rich man even thought of giving the bread to Lazarus, he would have been saved from the torments of hell.  If he asked a servant to bind his wounds, perhaps he wouldn't have needed to plead with Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him water.

How about us?  Do we love our neighbor?  The one who lives in the ramshackle hut we pass every day on our way to work?  The one who would be happy with the crumbs from our table?  This Lent, it would be appropriate to think about the way we live and the repercussions after we die.  After all, these are Jesus' words, and we need to take it very seriously!  Are we convinced or do we need a sign that Jesus said is not coming?  

"They won't be convinced," Jesus said, "they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead."  

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"They will not be convinced..." Luke 16:31

This is an amazing story that Jesus tells to the Pharisees.  There's a poor man, the only character in Jesus' stories that has a name.  His name is Lazarus, the same name as Jesus' friend, the one that He brought back to life.  In verse 14, the Pharisees are described as "dearly loving their money".  So this story is clearly directed at the Pharisees who thought that being rich was tantamount to being blessed by God.  

Lazarus is full of ulcers, oozing wounds all over his body and face.  He was a cripple too. Someone had dumped him at the gate of the rich man, who lived each day in comfort and decadent luxury.  The rich man did not maltreat Lazarus, nor did he molest him.  He didn't even drive him away.  He just did NOTHING.  Jesus said that the most important commandment is to love God and to love our neighbors.  Maybe the rich man did good things, we don't know, but what we do know is he did not love his neighbor who he saw every time he left his house.  

During those times, people ate with their hands, and they would use bread to wipe off the oil that remained on their hands. Then they would drop the pieces of bread under the table for the dogs to eat.  Lazarus would have loved to eat those scraps!  Perhaps if the rich man even thought of giving the bread to Lazarus, he would have been saved from the torments of hell.  If he asked a servant to bind his wounds, perhaps he wouldn't have needed to plead with Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him water.

How about us?  Do we love our neighbor?  The one who lives in the ramshackle hut we pass every day on our way to work?  The one who would be happy with the crumbs from our table?  This Lent, it would be appropriate to think about the way we live and the repercussions after we die.  After all, these are Jesus' words, and we need to take it very seriously!  Are we convinced or do we need a sign that Jesus said is not coming?  

"They won't be convinced," Jesus said, "they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead."  

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"They will not be convinced..." Luke 16:31

This is an amazing story that Jesus tells to the Pharisees.  There's a poor man, the only character in Jesus' stories that has a name.  His name is Lazarus, the same name as Jesus' friend, the one that He brought back to life.  In verse 14, the Pharisees are described as "dearly loving their money".  So this story is clearly directed at the Pharisees who thought that being rich was tantamount to being blessed by God.  

Lazarus is full of ulcers, oozing wounds all over his body and face.  He was a cripple too. Someone had dumped him at the gate of the rich man, who lived each day in comfort and decadent luxury.  The rich man did not maltreat Lazarus, nor did he molest him.  He didn't even drive him away.  He just did NOTHING.  Jesus said that the most important commandment is to love God and to love our neighbors.  Maybe the rich man did good things, we don't know, but what we do know is he did not love his neighbor who he saw every time he left his house.  

During those times, people ate with their hands, and they would use bread to wipe off the oil that remained on their hands. Then they would drop the pieces of bread under the table for the dogs to eat.  Lazarus would have loved to eat those scraps!  Perhaps if the rich man even thought of giving the bread to Lazarus, he would have been saved from the torments of hell.  If he asked a servant to bind his wounds, perhaps he wouldn't have needed to plead with Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him water.

How about us?  Do we love our neighbor?  The one who lives in the ramshackle hut we pass every day on our way to work?  The one who would be happy with the crumbs from our table?  This Lent, it would be appropriate to think about the way we live and the repercussions after we die.  After all, these are Jesus' words, and we need to take it very seriously!  Are we convinced or do we need a sign that Jesus said is not coming?  

"They won't be convinced," Jesus said, "they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead."  

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 "You are to be a people peculiarly His own, His own special treasure..." Dt. 26:18

I think we can never know how much God loves us, not until we reach heaven, our real home. I see how God prepared a special place for Adam and Eve. How beautiful the garden must have been! Out of all the fragrant and delicious fruits in the garden, the forbidden one caught Eve's eye. God prepared an equally beautiful place for us here on earth. Just like Adam and Eve, we continue to make wrong choices. Out of all the amazing things we have to do, we also choose the wrong ones. Instead of praying first thing in the morning, we open Facebook. Instead of reading the Bible, we watch a telenovela. Instead of encouraging someone, we gossip. Instead of forgiving or asking for forgiveness, we harden our hearts.

But does God condemn us? No. He loves us more. He comes nearer. He does not love us because we are perfect. He loves us because we are His sons and daughters.

Peter probably committed the greatest sin. He denied Jesus 3 times and left Him at a time when Jesus was so alone. And Peter didn't have the chance to say, "I'm sorry. Please forgive me."
 
Did God give up on Peter? In Mark 16:7, after the women found Jesus' tomb empty, an angel instructed them, "Go tell His disciples AND PETER, He is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see Him just as He told you." Out of all the disciples, Peter was singled out for this message. Whenever we sin, whenever we believe we fall short of what we believe God wants us to do or be, we should remember this. God never condemns. He calls us closer.

In Zechariah 2:8, we read, "He that touches you, touches the apple of His eye." "Apple" is translated from the Hebrew for "little man" or "pupil" of the eye. Consider how protected the pupil is- hemmed in by our eyelids, our eyelashes, and our eyebrows. So is God the Father's love for us. We are protected, hedged, guarded, looked after. Thank you Lord for Your amazing, inconceivable love!
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"They will not be convinced..." Luke 16:31

This is an amazing story that Jesus tells to the Pharisees.  There's a poor man, the only character in Jesus' stories that has a name.  His name is Lazarus, the same name as Jesus' friend, the one that He brought back to life.  In verse 14, the Pharisees are described as "dearly loving their money".  So this story is clearly directed at the Pharisees who thought that being rich was tantamount to being blessed by God.  

Lazarus is full of ulcers, oozing wounds all over his body and face.  He was a cripple too. Someone had dumped him at the gate of the rich man, who lived each day in comfort and decadent luxury.  The rich man did not maltreat Lazarus, nor did he molest him.  He didn't even drive him away.  He just did NOTHING.  Jesus said that the most important commandment is to love God and to love our neighbors.  Maybe the rich man did good things, we don't know, but what we do know is he did not love his neighbor who he saw every time he left his house.  

During those times, people ate with their hands, and they would use bread to wipe off the oil that remained on their hands. Then they would drop the pieces of bread under the table for the dogs to eat.  Lazarus would have loved to eat those scraps!  Perhaps if the rich man even thought of giving the bread to Lazarus, he would have been saved from the torments of hell.  If he asked a servant to bind his wounds, perhaps he wouldn't have needed to plead with Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him water.

How about us?  Do we love our neighbor?  The one who lives in the ramshackle hut we pass every day on our way to work?  The one who would be happy with the crumbs from our table?  This Lent, it would be appropriate to think about the way we live and the repercussions after we die.  After all, these are Jesus' words, and we need to take it very seriously!  Are we convinced or do we need a sign that Jesus said is not coming?  

"They won't be convinced," Jesus said, "they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead."  

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"They will not be convinced..." Luke 16:31

This is an amazing story that Jesus tells to the Pharisees.  There's a poor man, the only character in Jesus' stories that has a name.  His name is Lazarus, the same name as Jesus' friend, the one that He brought back to life.  In verse 14, the Pharisees are described as "dearly loving their money".  So this story is clearly directed at the Pharisees who thought that being rich was tantamount to being blessed by God.  

Lazarus is full of ulcers, oozing wounds all over his body and face.  He was a cripple too. Someone had dumped him at the gate of the rich man, who lived each day in comfort and decadent luxury.  The rich man did not maltreat Lazarus, nor did he molest him.  He didn't even drive him away.  He just did NOTHING.  Jesus said that the most important commandment is to love God and to love our neighbors.  Maybe the rich man did good things, we don't know, but what we do know is he did not love his neighbor who he saw every time he left his house.  

During those times, people ate with their hands, and they would use bread to wipe off the oil that remained on their hands. Then they would drop the pieces of bread under the table for the dogs to eat.  Lazarus would have loved to eat those scraps!  Perhaps if the rich man even thought of giving the bread to Lazarus, he would have been saved from the torments of hell.  If he asked a servant to bind his wounds, perhaps he wouldn't have needed to plead with Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him water.

How about us?  Do we love our neighbor?  The one who lives in the ramshackle hut we pass every day on our way to work?  The one who would be happy with the crumbs from our table?  This Lent, it would be appropriate to think about the way we live and the repercussions after we die.  After all, these are Jesus' words, and we need to take it very seriously!  Are we convinced or do we need a sign that Jesus said is not coming?  

"They won't be convinced," Jesus said, "they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead."  

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"They will not be convinced..." Luke 16:31

This is an amazing story that Jesus tells to the Pharisees.  There's a poor man, the only character in Jesus' stories that has a name.  His name is Lazarus, the same name as Jesus' friend, the one that He brought back to life.  In verse 14, the Pharisees are described as "dearly loving their money".  So this story is clearly directed at the Pharisees who thought that being rich was tantamount to being blessed by God.  

Lazarus is full of ulcers, oozing wounds all over his body and face.  He was a cripple too. Someone had dumped him at the gate of the rich man, who lived each day in comfort and decadent luxury.  The rich man did not maltreat Lazarus, nor did he molest him.  He didn't even drive him away.  He just did NOTHING.  Jesus said that the most important commandment is to love God and to love our neighbors.  Maybe the rich man did good things, we don't know, but what we do know is he did not love his neighbor who he saw every time he left his house.  

During those times, people ate with their hands, and they would use bread to wipe off the oil that remained on their hands. Then they would drop the pieces of bread under the table for the dogs to eat.  Lazarus would have loved to eat those scraps!  Perhaps if the rich man even thought of giving the bread to Lazarus, he would have been saved from the torments of hell.  If he asked a servant to bind his wounds, perhaps he wouldn't have needed to plead with Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him water.

How about us?  Do we love our neighbor?  The one who lives in the ramshackle hut we pass every day on our way to work?  The one who would be happy with the crumbs from our table?  This Lent, it would be appropriate to think about the way we live and the repercussions after we die.  After all, these are Jesus' words, and we need to take it very seriously!  Are we convinced or do we need a sign that Jesus said is not coming?  

"They won't be convinced," Jesus said, "they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead."  

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"They will not be convinced..." Luke 16:31

This is an amazing story that Jesus tells to the Pharisees.  There's a poor man, the only character in Jesus' stories that has a name.  His name is Lazarus, the same name as Jesus' friend, the one that He brought back to life.  In verse 14, the Pharisees are described as "dearly loving their money".  So this story is clearly directed at the Pharisees who thought that being rich was tantamount to being blessed by God.  

Lazarus is full of ulcers, oozing wounds all over his body and face.  He was a cripple too. Someone had dumped him at the gate of the rich man, who lived each day in comfort and decadent luxury.  The rich man did not maltreat Lazarus, nor did he molest him.  He didn't even drive him away.  He just did NOTHING.  Jesus said that the most important commandment is to love God and to love our neighbors.  Maybe the rich man did good things, we don't know, but what we do know is he did not love his neighbor who he saw every time he left his house.  

During those times, people ate with their hands, and they would use bread to wipe off the oil that remained on their hands. Then they would drop the pieces of bread under the table for the dogs to eat.  Lazarus would have loved to eat those scraps!  Perhaps if the rich man even thought of giving the bread to Lazarus, he would have been saved from the torments of hell.  If he asked a servant to bind his wounds, perhaps he wouldn't have needed to plead with Abraham to send Lazarus to bring him water.

How about us?  Do we love our neighbor?  The one who lives in the ramshackle hut we pass every day on our way to work?  The one who would be happy with the crumbs from our table?  This Lent, it would be appropriate to think about the way we live and the repercussions after we die.  After all, these are Jesus' words, and we need to take it very seriously!  Are we convinced or do we need a sign that Jesus said is not coming?  

"They won't be convinced," Jesus said, "they won't listen even if someone rises from the dead."  

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"God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy." Genesis 2:3

It is important to note that God blessed the 7th day, and declared it holy, sanctified, hallowed.  When something is holy, it is set apart, dedicated or consecrated to God.  We are NOT the ones to make it holy by our actions.  We are supposed to KEEP it holy.

Eric Liddell, a Scottish athlete, immortalized in the film "Chariots of Fire", was determined to keep Sunday, the Christian Sabbath, holy.  At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, he refused to run in his best event, the mens 100 meters, because the heat was held on a Sunday.  So he chose to compete in the 400 meters even if after practicing for this for several months prior to the Olympics, his time was not good enough. 

Before he ran the 400 meters, an American Team masseuse ran up to him to give him a piece of paper with a bible verse- "Those who honor me, I will honor." 1 Samuel 2:23.  Eric Liddell won the 400 meters, and broke the world record.

Indeed, if we keep the 7th day holy, by refraining from work, going to church and worshiping Him with others as Isaiah 16:23 and Lev. 23:3 proposes, and helping others, God will see that we honor Him and put Him first.  And His promise to us if we do this? He will honor us! 

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"The Son is the refulgence of the Father's glory, the very imprint of His being." Hebrews 1:3

Quoting from The Anawim Way, because when I read this, my heart soared! 

"Today we begin the Church year known as "Ordinary Time".  However, as if to remind us from the very beginning that we do NOT live in an "ordinary" time, the Church turns to the beautiful book of Hebrews, which tells us from the start that there is something truly EXTRAORDINARY about "this, the final age" (Heb.1:2), in which we live.  Our contemporaries may tell us that what distinguishes the present age from those of the past is the advance of information technology or the formation of the "global village". These developments are not insignificant, but Hebrews tells us that the key difference is something much greater-greater than the most impressive computer or the most powerful international organization, far greater than the highest of angels.  In previous ages, God spoke to us in various different ways, but now "He has spoken to us through His Son."

The Father has revealed Himself through His Son! This amazing revelation was at the center of the Christmas season.  Today, the Letter to the Hebrews tells us more about who the Son is.  He is "the refulgence, the reflection of the Father's glory, the very imprint of His being".  "Everything about Him represents God exactly." (Heb.1:3)  The presence of Jesus, the Son of the Father, changes everything.  He "who sustains everything by His powerful Word" is with us.  No event in human history will ever surpass the impact of Jesus' coming into the world."

Lord, I know if I realize this fully, my life, my very being, how I act, how I think, how I see, how I live, will be changed completely.  May I live from glory to glory, until I go home with You, completely changed, completely transformed!

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