Fourth Week of Lent | Chase Brookshire

Psalm 69
Jeremiah 22:13-23
Romans 8:12-27
John 6:41-51

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31)

I have this verse written in the bill of my baseball cap so that I may be reminded every time I put it on why it is I am playing. Make no mistake: it is not my will or my talent that allows me to play the game. It is God who gives me the ability to play baseball, which is why I must use that talent as an act of worship and service to Him. It is easy to let egos get in the way, especially when it comes to sports. Therefore, this is a friendly reminder to myself that I must also use baseball to give glory to God.

What is it that God has blessed you with? Think about things that you are naturally good doing. Are you really using those to glorify God the way God intended?

Jesus Christ is our hope. It is His death and resurrection that gives us the opportunity for salvation we do not deserve. It is the reason we observe Easter, and in addition, the 40 days leading up to it—Lent. The Lenten season is a chance for all of us to think about what we have and what we can give up, in remembrance of what Christ gave up for us.

“So then brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” (Romans 8:12-13)

Paul, in this passage for today, says that we need not the flesh or the things of this world. We need only the Spirit of God that dwells within us. During this season of Lent, consider the sacrifice God made for us by sending His only Son to die on our behalf. As you choose to give up a piece of your life for a short while, think not about the sacrifice itself, but what it represents, so that we might all live our lives for the glory of God, not by the flesh, but by faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

CHASE BROOKSHIRE
Senior, Business Management Major

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