Tuesday in the Fifth Week of Lent

John R. Laubach
"Who is the Lord that I should heed his voice...?" Pharaoh arrogantly posed this question to Moses and Aaron in the pages of Exodus. Yet one might consider its relevance in our lives today. Throughout the millennia, most of humanity has made their relationship with God at once both ambiguous and ambivalent.

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John R. Laubach
John R. Laubach
October 12, 1954 – March 2, 2012
Exodus 5:1-6:1
Psalms 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126
1 Corinthians 14:20-33a,39-40
Mark 9:42-50

“Who is the Lord that I should heed his voice…?”

Pharaoh arrogantly posed this question to Moses and Aaron in the pages of Exodus. Yet one might consider its relevance in our lives today. Throughout the millennia, most of humanity has made their relationship with God at once both ambiguous and ambivalent.

Today’s lections attempt to explicate the relational nature of humankind with our Creator and also to focus our attention on its bifurcated state. God’s intent seems quite explicit as evidenced by the verse from Psalm 121, “The Lord shall watch over your going out and your coming in from this time forth for evermore.” The incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ served to further clarify the depth of God’s love and concern for us. The Pauline and Marcan exhortations against causing another to sin and not allowing everyone to have their rightful place in the corporate church are meant to help us “keep on track” in our relationship with God.

Let us therefore attempt each day to get closer in relationship to our Heavenly Father and to “be at peace with one another.” (Mark 9:50)

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