The Reproach
Christ’s Lament Against His Faithless Church

 O my people, O my Church,
what have I done to you,
or in what have I offended you?

 I went before you in a pillar of cloud,
but you have led me to the judgment hall of Pilate.
I brought you to a land of freedom and prosperity,
but you have scourged, mocked, and beaten me.


We are under the reproach of Christ.  All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Therefore, consider these questions and examine your life, your spirit, your conscience, that you might make your confession, repent of your sin, and try again to live above reproach.

 God promises to show us the Way to life.  Have you been faithful in following where Christ leads? Have you been willing to go into the wilderness and follow Jesus into the promise of salvation?

 How might your actions have led to Christ’s judgment?

 God has offered us freedom through Christ.  How do you use your freedom—for your own ends or for that of Christ and his Kingdom?

Scripture: Exodus 13:17-22 & Joshua 1:1-9

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