Lean Into Lent: Day 4

Lent is a preparation, a spiritually-disciplined journey, a purposeful reflection on Jesus Christ.

As they were coming down from the mountain, He ordered them to tell no one what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. They kept this word to themselves, discussing what “rising from the dead” meant.

Then they began to question Him, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”

“Elijah does come first and restores everything,” He replied. “How then is it written about the Son of Man that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt? (Mark 9:9-12)

Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won’t grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:2-3)

  • Read today’s verses multiple times, aloud when possible.
  • Write something that stands out to you on a sticky note, and carry it with you throughout the day.
  • Journal sometime throughout the day or write reflections in the comments section below each post.
  • Refuse to treat this daily reading as something you “have to” do. Challenge yourself to lean into the verses, open your heart to them, and journey toward Jesus through them.

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