Lazaroo – Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mar 23, 2011 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in sober reflection:

“Solomon gave orders to build a temple for the Name of the LORD and a royal palace for himself.”
(2 Chronicles 2:1)

That’s pretty much the way it goes, isn’t it, Jesus?

Even while we’re building temples for You
we’re planning palaces for ourselves

coming up with ways to leverage our good behavior
for our own benefit.

How can You bear that?

Here we come in our prayer time with You –
or in our service through some ministry –

feeling all righteous and holy
because we’ve managed to carve out a few minutes for You.

I know You’ve promised to reward me.

But how much of what I do “for You”

is polluted by what I think it will do for me?

“I scratch Your back…

…You scratch mine?”

I don’t even want to know the answer to that question.

But somehow…

O God!

That’s got to change.

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1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 19:11; Proverbs 16:2; Matthew 5:1-12; Matthew 6:19-21; Mark 10:29-31; 1 Corinthians 4:2-5; Philippians 1:15-18; 1 Thessalonians 2:3-6; James 4:1-3

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

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. Todd Says:

    Steve, once again your cup spillith over in mine! to me, this is one of my largest battles. it is so difficult to be human sometimes. i will pray to the father for your continous teachings from his words. God Bless.

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