Bible verses, The Gospel of The Lord God about ‘ash wednesday’ according to Ezekiel, Genesis, John, Job, Joel, 2 Corinthians, Matthew, Ecclesiastes and Psalm.
Ash Wednesday is never directly mentioned in the Bible, it is one of the most celebrated Christian events in church history.
Ash Wednesday marks to remember the beginning of Lent, a 40 day season of fasting, reflection, and remembrance before the Holy Week and resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.
In churches on Ash Wednesday a minister recites Genesis 3:19 “for dust you are and to dust you shall return“. The word of God remind us, we don’t need to exalt our self to your brothers and sisters, stay humble and don’t forget to God through prayers, Because prayers is one of the way to express to our beloved God.
Humility, is expressing our selves through good relation to our God, brothers and sisters always mark this to our heart, that we ‘came from dust and we return to dust‘ we always humble our self’s.
Catholic church traditionally carries on the tradition of Ash Wednesday while applying ashes in the shape of a cross on the recipient’s forehead. While the , many other Christian denominations and evangelicals have begun to use this day to mark a time to remember how short life is and to begin preparing for Jesus’s death, burial and resurrection.
Genesis 3:19 | The Punishment of Mankind
18, “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;
19, By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.”
20, Now the man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.
Genesis 2:7 | The Creation of Man
6, But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.
7, Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
8, The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.
John 3:16 | For God So Loved
13, No one has ascended into heaven except the One who descended from heaven—the Son of Man.
14, Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
15, that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life.
16, For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17, For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
John 14:6 | The Way, the Truth, and the Life
5, “Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?”
6, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
7, If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”
Job 42:5 | Job Submits Himself to God
2, “I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.
3, Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ “Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.”
4, ‘Hear, now, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You instruct me.’
5, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;
6, Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes.”
7, It came about after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has.
Joel 2:12 | Return with All Your Heart
11, The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, For strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, And who can endure it?
12, “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning;
13, And rend your heart and not your garments.” Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.
14, Who knows whether He will not turn and relent And leave a blessing behind Him, Even a grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God?
15, Blow a trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly,
16, Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room And the bride out of her bridal chamber.
17, Let the priests, the LORD’S ministers, Weep between the porch and the altar, And let them say, “Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not make Your inheritance a reproach, A byword among the nations. Why should they among the peoples say, ‘Where is their God?'”
18, Then the LORD will be zealous for His land And will have pity on His people.
19, The LORD will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I am going to send you grain, new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied in full with them; And I will never again make you a reproach among the nations.
2 Corinthians 5:11 | Ambassadors for Christ
10, For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive his due for the things done in the body, whether good or bad.
11, Therefore, since we know what it means to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is clear to God, and I hope it is clear to your conscience as well.
12, We are not commending ourselves to you again. Instead, we are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you can answer those who take pride in appearances rather than in the heart.
13, If we are out of our mind, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
14, For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that One died for all, therefore all died.
15, And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and was raised again.
16, So from now on we regard no one according to the flesh. Although we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
17, Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!
18, All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
19,that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s trespasses against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
20, Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God.
21, God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-20 | To Everything There is a Season
A Time for Everything
1, There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—
2, A time to give birth and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.
3, A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
4, A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
5, A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
6, A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
7, A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to be silent and a time to speak.
8, A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace.
9, What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils?
10, I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves.
God Set Eternity in the Heart of Man
11, He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.
12, I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime;
13, moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—it is the gift of God.
14, I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.
15, That which is has been already and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.
16, Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness.
17, I said to myself, “God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man,” for a time for every matter and for every deed is there.
18, I said to myself concerning the sons of men, “God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts.”
19, For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity.
20, All go to the same place. All came from the dust and all return to the dust.
Psalm 51:1-21 | A Contrite Sinner’s Prayer for Pardon.
1,Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
2, Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.
3, For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
4, Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And blameless when You judge.
5, Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
6, Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
7, Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8, Make me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
9, Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.
10, Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11, Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12, Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
13, Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You.
14, Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
15, O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
16, For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
17, The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
18, By Your favor do good to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19, Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.