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Lenten Devotional: February 27, 2023

by Jeff Malague, Maintenance

What a wonderful season we are furnished with each and every year we are here, to reflect on and commemorate what our Savior did for us despite ourselves. Ephesians 2:1-2 says, “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of the world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.” Praise Jesus for the forgiveness of all sin and that He defeated death to give us life! 1 John 3:8 tells us the reason He came to this earth was to destroy the work of the devil, a defeated foe.

While we are painfully reminded of our sin and brokenness during this season of Lent, we are also joyfully reminded that for those who are in Christ Jesus, there is no condemnation. Our old selves have died and our new identities are alive in Christ. Therefore, we ought to not dwell on or “get stuck in” the past: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19). Jesus loves us… let’s love Him back and be able to recite Psalm 41:11 in earnest: “I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.”


Are we sharing our faith with others through the seen Gospel exhibiting the Joy of our salvation? Are goodness and kindness attributes people could testify that you exhibit?


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