Archive for 'Obedience'

Paying Our Own Temple Tax

Matthew 17:22-27 Ezk 1:2-5, 24-28 / Ps 148 What is your opinion, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take tolls or census tax? From their subjects or from foreigners? (Matthew 17:25) Jesus went to all the trouble– A miracle to show what is right; Paying taxes in the temple, Was His example […]


Matthew 7: 21-29 2 Kgs 24: 8-17 / Ps 79:1-5,8-9 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. (Matthew 7:21) Nothing to fear in evil’s wake, The Word of God our firm foundation; No rains or […]

True Love is Obedience

Matthew 5:17-19 1 Kg 18:20-39 / Psa 16 Whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19) Those who prefer not to obey God’s laws forfeit heaven’s treasure, Those who submit will find the way; Obedience is love’s true measure. Jesus said, “Do not think that I […]

Love, Obedience and Joy

John 15: 9-17 Acts 1:15-17,20-26/Ps 113:1-8 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13) Your law of love, Lord, we will obey, Even if it’s hard to understand; Because we trust all the words You say, And what joy to follow Your command. “As the […]

Commands and Traditions

Mark 7: 1-13 1 kgs 8:22-23,27-30 / Psa 84 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ (Mark 7:7) Not by following tradition But by the renewal of my mind Teach me, Lord, to make the distinction So that Your Will I may always find. The Pharisees and some of the teachers […]

True Fasting of Love

Mark 2: 18-22 1Sm 15:16-23/Ps 50:8-9,16-17,21,23 . . . no one pours new wine into old wineskins. (Mark 2:22) Everything has its time and place, With eyes of love must life be viewed. We can’t go back to our old ways Now that our life has been renewed. Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were […]