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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hebrews, Chapter 11, Verse 23
By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months after his birth, because they saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

Moses parents must have had a great enjoyment of life for how else could they have refused to kill a beautiful child of God and be not afraid of the king’s edict. Their fear was set aside by their love and by the faith they had in the love of their God.

Christ advices us in today’s gospel that “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord, ‘will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Mathew 7:21) The will of the Father is that we be filled with love. God is love therefore if we are to have a covenant with God the highest and holiest point of this relationship and the very condition for eternal life is the union of the soul to God by love. Christ was reiterating that life cannot exist where the love of God is not, and the love of God cannot exist where there is rebellion against Him. The Ten Commandments that Moses gave began with “thou shall not” were summed up by Christ into two great commandments which is “Thou shalt love God” and “Thou shalt love thy neighbor”. Therefore the yielding of the mind and heart to selfish sins or thoughts of lust, murder or any dozen of evil actions is as sinful as the act. The core of sin is the soul of man twisting itself out of the right relationship with God.[1]

[1] F. J. Sheed, Map of Life, 1954.