April 20th, 2020

Good morning everyone. We are in Psalm 86 a psalm of David. David says”You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.” He speaks of how when he calls to God in the day of trouble God answers him. In verse 11 David says “teach me your way O Lord and I will walk in Your truth.” I hate the expression now a days “my truth.” Personalized truth lacks accountability and makes truth subjective. The word of God is truth. Jesus is truth and everyone who claims to be on the side of truth believes in Jesus. In Ezekiel 6 God tells Ezekiel to speak against the mountains of Israel. God promises to destroy them in front of their idols. Idolatry is so offensive to God because it is self deceiving and deadly. There is help only in the Lord not in some object made with my hands. In Matthew chapter 8 we see an emphasis on Jesus’ healing ministry. The leper asks a very humble wise question. 2…”Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” He acknowledges Jesus as Lord. He asks based on Christ’s willingness. He knows Jesus had the power and finally he asks specifically. Jesus wants him to go to the priest so there can be official recognition that a miracle has taken place according to the Law of Moses. God bless all of you this spring day.