Monday in the First Week of Lent, Mar 6, 2017
Rev. Barnabas Lee

 

Scripture for the Day

An important commandment is not always revealed. 

40 The king will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." 45 The king will say to them, "Whenever you do not have any problems with my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you failed to do it for me." 

The gospel of today is very important as the final judgment of Matthew 25. This word is in perfect harmony with the Ten Commandments. They represent the first and the end of Judaism and Christian tradition and are our duty to do as we live. 

Leviticus is revealing the standards that are necessary for a man to form a moral and religious society. And the contact is aimed at the golden rule. This leads us all to follow Jesus' life and words. 

This commandment is to care for those who cannot keep the commandments, gentiles, sinners, minority, and weak people. 

We can reach the final judgment without following all Ten Commandments completely. But there is still a possibility even if you cannot keep the Ten Commandments. Leviticus says, "Keep your neighbor as yourself." 

What Jesus said through Leviticus amazes us. Jesus' words morally transcend the care of our neighbors. It requires us to look at our neighbors in the same light as God. 

"It was done to me that you did to one of the least worthy brethren here."

 

Last Published: March 6, 2017 10:24 AM