Lazaroo – Friday, May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in deep reverence:

“…they will be thorns in your sides…”
(Judges 2:3)

I know what it is to have a thorn in my side, Jesus –

a nagging problem that won’t go away
an issue I think I’ve dealt with that keeps resurfacing

a person who always has something negative to say
a constant irritation that appears to have no remedy

a shortcoming I’ve never been able to overcome
a habit I don’t want – but seemingly can’t shake.

Sometimes these thorns are punishments, aren’t they?

unintended consequences
of my past choices and behaviors.

At other times they’re gifts –

teaching me invaluable lessons
keeping me humble.

Judas was a thorn in Your side

finding fault with Your decisions
eventually betraying You for money

which led to the humiliating crown of thorns
jammed into Your scalp

while You died to extract from my flesh
the worst thorn of all –

the sting of death.

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Genesis 3:17-19; Numbers 3:55-56; Joshua 23:12-13; 2 Samuel 23:6-7; Micah 7:2-6; Matthew 13:3-8; Matthew 26:47-49; Mark 15:16-18; John 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15:55-56; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Hebrews 6:7-8

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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