Saturday March 11, 2017

Lenten Devotion : Saturday March 11, 2017

The Tenth Commandment.

You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his cattle, nor anything that is his.

What does this mean?--Answer.

We should fear and love God that we may not estrange, force, or entice away our neighbor's wife, servants, or cattle, but urge them to stay and [diligently] do their duty.

 

We live in a world that is always enticing us to envy. Commercials on television and advertisement in magazines do a good job of making us want what we do not need. True and abundant life, this commandment reminds, comes not from what we have but from our relationship with God and our neighbors. May this Lent be a time for practicing true life.

 

Prayer: Holy God, help me to avoid all of the things of the world that call out for my attention and distract me from my true needs. Grant that I may remain centered on what is truly necessary for abundant life. Amen.


Greetings and peace be with you,

Throughout Lent, the Lutheran Camping Corporation will be sending out daily devotions for your use. We invite you to read and reflect upon these devotions as part of your Lenten discipline.

This devotion, written by Pastor Clifton Eshbach, includes one of the texts from the daily lectionary in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, as well as some prayers and hymns from ELW that may be used in your Lenten discipline of study and reflection.