Wednesday 10 June 2020

About Today Readings

1 Kings 18:20-39. Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope – Psalm 15(16):1-2, 4-5, 8, 11. Matthew 5:17-19.

‘But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven’

How often do I think of God’s laws? Do I take them for granted? Do I even think of the Ten Commandments? Do I read the Prophets? How often do I remember that I should love God above all else?

In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that he’s not meant to erase these laws but to fulfil them. He then warns his disciples that those who don’t obey God’s laws and teach others to do the same will be punished. But Jesus also tells them that if they obey God’s laws and encourage others to do so, they will be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

In our contemporary world, how often do we hear others break God’s commandments and teach others it’s OK to do so too? How often do I counter their bad advice and invite others to follow God’s laws?

Lord Jesus, remind, encourage and strengthen me to follow your laws and to teach others to do so – not for the title of ‘greatest in the kingdom’ but for simply the joy of doing your will.

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