|Ashes imposed on the forehead of a Christian on Ash Wednesday. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
For several Christians Lent, East and West, begins with a supposition. They may feel they are broken beings in need of forgiveness. Whether it’s the eponymous ashes of ash Wednesday or the forsaking of meat, dairy, and everything else worth eating practised by others, the Lenten Season for them is intended to enjoin repentance among them. But repentance is something which has to come from deep in the heart. And repentance presupposes a need for forgiveness, for healing; in a word, it presupposes brokenness.
Naked we are all born, without having done faults. Naked we shall die having done many faults probably. The price of those wrongdoings or sins is death. No other payment shall be required. Once we die, we shall deteriorate and the decay shall bring us to become dust.
The Bible is also clear, that man has to make it whilst he lives. Once he dies it is too late to change anything or to make other choices. God’s Word the Bible shows mankind which way to choose. In the Word of God, the Bible we can find the Law or Torah, plus guidance and answers to many questions.
Find to read:
- Adar 6, Matan Torah remembering the giving of Torah
- Adar 7 Moshe’s review of the Torah contained in the Book of Deuteronomy
- Statutes given unto us
- God-breathed prophetic words written torah and the mitzvot to teach us
- Mishmash of a legal code but importance of mitzvah or commandments
- Written by inspiration of God for our admonition, to whom it shall be imputed if they believe
- Observing the commandments and becoming doers of the Word