Lazaroo – Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in humble faith:

“Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil…”
(3 John 1:11)

Seems like a no-brainer, Jesus.

Why would John have to remind his friend not to do that?

Actually…I don’t have to ask that question.

I know why.
So do You.

There’s a powerful compulsion to follow the crowd

even when the crowd is wrong.

It happens to me when I’m standing at a street light, waiting for the walk sign

until a half-dozen people suddenly brush past me
ignoring the light, crossing the street.

The compulsion to join them is so strong it’s almost physical.
What is there in my sinful human nature that makes me feel that?

It takes courage to stand alone
to stick out

to risk being ostracized
to endure scornful looks.

All of which You did when You went to the cross for me.

Forget the crowd.

I choose to follow You.

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2 Samuel 20:1-2; Isaiah 53:2-12; Jeremiah 1:17-19; Matthew 16:24-27; Matthew 26:55-56; John 6:66-68; 2 Timothy 1:15; 2 Timothy 4:9-12; 2 Timothy 4:16-18

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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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