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Shaped by God - Saturday, April 15 - Lenten Devotional 2017

Shaped by God
Saturday, April 15
Lectionary

Hebrews 4:12-16 (NRSV)
Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.

Jesus the Great High Priest
Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

REFLECTION:

  • What does it mean for the word of God to be living? Active? Sharp? Judge?
  • Why can Jesus sympathize with our weaknesses?
  • What does it mean to approach the throne of grace with boldness?
  • What do we receive when we do this?
  • Spend time before this throne today and receive the mercy and grace of God.

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