Yeshua Jesus begins His major sermon by outlining main points to be a blessed person with a blessed life. He then gives examples of the character and behavior of purity and righteousness. They are high holy standards! He then informs everyone that being “religious”, giving charity publicly for recognition, following “religious” rules to show self goodness, a “religious better than you” attitude, attending “religious” services regularly and giving tithes, etc. will not work!
What works? A personal relationship with Yeshua Jesus and our Father! He tells us to have private conversations and fellowship with the Father! Yeshua Jesus also gave us examples of this many times when He went up to pray alone with His Father. He teaches us the Lord’s prayer. He warns us to not make it just a vain repetition of words. So, in the next blog message, I will pray the Lords’ prayer as an outline with heart and Word meditations to our Father in Yeshua Jesus name as an example.
Until then, what does this prayer mean to you?
“Our Father who is in heaven. Holy is Your Name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom, power and glory forever.”