“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 6:25a

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“How terrible it will be for you who are full now,

because you will be hungry!”

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– Luke 6:25a (ISV)

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REFLECTION…

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Our Lord here condemns self-indulgence,

that reckless inclination towards the gratification of the senses

– a very common vice which a Christian needs to be on guard against.

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The fullness Jesus mentions

is the over-indulgence, immorality and decadence

produced by the vices of gluttony, greed and lust,

all of which are essentially derived from selfishness.

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How terrible it will be for you who are full now,

that is, full of yourselves,

brimming with conceit, vanity, and pride,

and with no appetite for spiritual things,

and therefore who do not hunger and thirst after Christ,

and the grace that is in Him.

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Because you will be hungry!

While the saints are feeding upon the joys and glories

of sharing eternity with Christ,

those who are self-indulgent and unrepentant in this world

shall have no share in such things.

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QUOTE…

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“This is what the LORD says:

‘See, my servants will eat, but you’ll go hungry;

my servants will drink, but you’ll go thirsty;

my servants will rejoice, but you’ll be put to shame.”

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– Isaiah 65:13

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Come Lord Jesus, and save me from myself. Come.

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