Lazaroo – Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jul 16, 2009 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with excuseless humility:

“Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commandments and regulations blamelessly.”
(Luke 1:6)

Wow, Jesus.

It’s actually possible for two people

to be upright
to observe all Your commandments
to observe all Your regulations

blamelessly.

And not just in their own eyes – justifying and excusing their actions as most of us tend to do –

but in Your sight.

Obviously, Zechariah and Elizabeth were good people.

But for all that, they were still just people.

Ordinary human beings.
Susceptible to the same temptations I am.
People who had blown it countless times in the past.

But people who had finally decided they didn’t want to live like that anymore.

So they didn’t.

If – with Your help – they were able to drive that stake in the dirt before Your death, burial and resurrection…

Surely on this side of the cross…

So can I.
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Genesis 6:9; Genesis 17:1; Deuteronomy 18:13; 2 Samuel 22:24-26; Job 1:1; Job 1:8; Psalms 15:1-5; Psalms 19:7-14; Romans 3:22-24; 1 John 1:9

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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.

One response so far.

  1. Jeff Says:

    “Upright in the sight of God” is an interesting phrase. Those who are born again are upright in the sight of God. Abraham (way before Christ walked the Earth) made a lot of mistakes before and after God’s promise to him, yet Abraham believed God. Because of that, God deemed Abraham as “upright” in His sight.

    Gen 15:6 “And he believed in the LORD; and He counted it to him for righteousness.”

    Belief, faith and mercy go a long way in us being considered by God as “upright”. Still the faithful heart, will strive for obedience.

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