Confession & Fasting (Part 2) // A Lenten Bible Study
At bedtime our kids have a night light in their room to help them sleep. It brings them comfort. It makes them feel safe. If they wake up in the night for whatever reason they can see where they are going.
When I was eight years old I watched a scary movie and it shook me so much that afterwards I went through a phase where I would turn on all the lights in my bedroom just so I could fall asleep without fear.
Some adults are still afraid of the dark.
But let's ask ourselves this... What does it mean when we are afraid of the light?
The last two weeks our bible studies have taken a closer look at our sin and need for Jesus. We have spent time confessing our sins reading Isaiah 59. You will notice Isaiah 59 gets more personal when we switch the words you with me. Join me in praying it below.
9 So justice is far from me and righteousness does not reach me I look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but I walk in deep shadows. 10 Like the blind I grope along the wall, feeling my way like people without eyes. At midday I stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, I am like the dead. 11 I growl like bears; I moan mournfully like doves. I look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.
12 For my offenses are many in your sight, and my sins testify against me. My offenses are ever with me, and I acknowledge my iniquities: 13 rebellion and treachery against the Lord, turning my back on my God, inciting revolt and oppression, uttering lies our hearts have conceived. 14 So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. 15 Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
In Jesus name, forgive us and hear our prayer, Lord. Amen.
I am grateful that you are joining me during this season of Lent in God's Word.
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