I am saying Lent is not of Scripture.
Your child – my child – no young child, I would be willing to guess – is spiritually mature enough to be considered salt and light.
This verse has absolutely nothing to do with devotion to God, quiet times, waiting to hear from God, expecting God to speak to you or reveal things to you, or any number of things that women have made it out to mean over the past decade.
So, you see, while Jesus may not have specifically said, “Thou shall not…” in a red letter edition of the New Testament, Jesus is God. Jesus and the Father are one. If you know and love Jesus, you know and love the Father. “But Jesus never said” is not an excuse for any sin, period.
Ladies, the consequences of mishandling the Word of God, especially in a casual medium such as a Facebook post, can be spiritually deadly for a fellow believer.
Christianity has become a competition in suburban America, especially among women. It is no longer about real, bloody, nailed-to-a-tree-while-naked-and-ripped-to-shreds grace.
It is my sincere hope that you have received the salvation so graciously offered by Christ Jesus, and your hope is in that, because then you know that your future lies in Heaven alongside the resurrected Christ.