Orthodox Thought for the Day


Monday, August 10, 2015

A sober reminder from the desert

Let us bear in mind that we are servants of the Lord and that we owe a service to Him who created us.  For a servant does not reject present or future authority on account of past service, and does not dare to claim that because of his past he ought to be released from the task at hand.  Instead, he continues to perform the same service with unbroken commitment so as to please his master and so that his wages will not be fear and beatings.  In the same way it is right for us to obey the divine commandments, knowing that He who is a just judge will judge each person where He finds him, as the Prophet Ezekiel testifies . Even the wretched Judas, because of one night’s sins, lost out on the rewards for all his past achievement. 

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