Uganda Day 3
daily prayer guide
Day 3: Monday, July 29
“Then the Lord said to him, ‘Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you. ‘Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.’” (Luke 11:39-42)
Pharisees have a bad reputation, so it’s easy to forget that they were “good people” in their day. They claimed to take God’s Word more seriously than anybody. Consistently, Jesus condemned them for making a show of their faith in front of other people but neglecting to focus on God’s deeper concerns.
What did they neglect? This passage mentions three things. They don’t show generosity to the poor. They overlook justice. And they aren’t adequately concerned with loving God.
The antidote is clear: practice generosity, especially to those who need it. Look for opportunities to practice justice, which is to love your neighbor as yourself. And love God with your heart, soul, mind and strength. May we have humble hearts and willing spirits to be used by God. Pray for rest for the team and continued safe travels. May we not neglect to love on any individual God places in our path today.
|Ruth Lomo||Jay Phebus||Wafaa Khartoum|
|Joyce Lomo||Daniel Phebus||Karamba|
|Stephanie Powell||Ari Campbell||Nadine Pasikari|
|Gladys Hunt||Beth Price||Fidel Pasikari|
|Samantha Sanchez||Wailes N.||Esther Pasikari|