We continue to turn to God’s Word for instruction in this time of Lent.
Joseph in the Old Testament reading from the Book of Genesis is the ‘beloved son’ of Israel, and hated by his other brothers. Joseph ‘pre-figures’ Christ as the Savior: ‘beloved son’, thrown into a cistern, sold for 20 silver pieces, and later will save his family from famine.
In the Gospel Jesus tells another parable which predicts his own rejection, passion and death, with the end result being the salvation of God’s people – us!
Lent calls us to rid our hearts of the envy and hate which leads us to desire what we do not possess, ungrateful for what is already ours. Lent calls us to allow the ‘blood of Christ’ to instill new life into our hardened hearts, that we may once again bear the fruit of God’s Kingdom.
Please spend time with God’s Word today, and allow the Lord, Jesus to renew you in his love.