Sunday, February 14, 2010
Session 4 begins this week. For those who aren't attending, the scripture reading is about testing:
Read Luke 4: 1-13.
Out of all the things that tempt us, Satan chooses "presumption," to test God? Satan didn't promise the best sexual experience, a drunken high, money, ... but "power"? But...but... this is God, who has it all...
This is the best Satan could come up with?
I don't get it; but I can identify with it. Luke 4: 1-13, is a moment of choice. This is a meditation on who God is calling us to be.
Let's do what Jesus does in this reading. He refers to Scripture. Ah, we may have to read some more scripture. Jesus quotes Deuteronomy 8:3; 6:13, and 6:16.
Well, if we have to work looking up references and reading, this may take awhile. How about 40 days? Ah...Lent.
This is what we'll do for Lent. If it's not possible to join an Arise group, I'll read the Bible on my own. Set aside time for it. Arise is once a week; we can at least do the same.
Choose to be closer to Jesus.