Exodus 7:25-9:35; Matthew 19:13-30; Psalm 24:1-10; Proverbs 6:1-5
“And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. Again, I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
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With all God all things are possible.
Like turning hearts of stone
into hearts aflame,
with the Spirit
who makes all things new.
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“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
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“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17
Lord God, thank you for piercing my heart with your living word which worked faith in a heart once dead to your goodness and grace. I pray that the same power of your Word work wonders in the hearts of those who are yet in darkness. Bless the lips of those who speak Your Word and faithfully proclaim your truth. May the ears hearing your words receive them and not turn away from your Gift of Grace in Jesus Christ who won for them the forgiveness of all their sins. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.