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"What Shall I Do?"

June 2, 2006

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"What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?" Mark 15:12

The moral law confronts us with our sin. That can make people very uncomfortable. We do not like to be confronted with our sin. After all, most people in this world aren’t even sure how to define “sin.” In a world where the watchwords are “do your own thing” and “if it feels right, it is right,” the followers of Jesus do not always know what to do. We echo the words first spoken by Pilate when he was confronted by Jesus, “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?”

What shall I do, then, with the One who calls me the salt of the earth? What shall I do, then, with the One who tells me to go make disciples of all nations? What shall I do, then, with the One who assures me that even though I die, I will live? What shall I do, then, with the One who would have all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth?

What we shall do is accept from our heavenly Father the gift of forgiveness through the suffering, death, and physical resurrection of Jesus. What we shall do is respond to God’s love by telling others about the Savior. What we shall do is thank and praise, serve and obey our Lord. What we shall do, by God’s grace, is spend eternity with Him in heaven.

PRAYER: My precious Jesus, build in me the faith and confidence to proclaim Your love to those who are closest to me. Amen.

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Today's Bible Readings: Psalms 53, 55, 58    John 13:1-20

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