Bible verses: Gospel of the Lord about ‘Lent Season’ majorly celebrated by Catholic church, and other fellow Protestant churches as a yearly reminder, Even different liturgical calendar cultures, but the old and basic teaching still on the same concept. The most important is the spirit of the ‘lent season’ to open your hearts to ‘GOD’ communication through prayers, building Love to your brothers and sisters, Fasting, Confession, and we always Thankful.
We should not boost ourselves to others, we always hamble like a dove, because we are created from dust and we go back to dust. There are bible verses, that GOD remind to us always, may help you to focus on repentance and reflection during the season of Lent. Use this Gospel of Lord according to, Joel, Matthew, Mark, Genesis, Ecclesiastes, Peter, Philippians, Isaiah, Luke, Ezekiel, John, to grow a strong faith as you think upon all that Christ Jesus has done for you and for many.
Lent is based off of Jesus’ time in the desert, in which for 40 days He fasted and prayed and was tempted by the devil before angels came and tended to Him.
1 Peter 5:6 | Cast Your Cares on Him
5, Young men, in the same way, submit yourselves to your elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
6, Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.
7, Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
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.
Matthew 6:16 | Proper Fasting
14, For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15, But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.
16, When you fast, do not be somber like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward.
17, But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
18, so that your fasting will not be obvious to men, but only to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Mark 1:13 | The Temptation of Jesus
11, And a voice came from heaven: “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”
12, At once the Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness,
13, and He was there for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and the angels ministered to Him.
14, After the arrest of John, Jesus went into Galilee and proclaimed the gospel of God.
15“The time is fulfilled,” He said, “and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the gospel!”
Ecclesiastes 3:20 | From Dust to Dust
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.
21, Who knows that the breath of man ascends upward and the breath of the beast descends downward to the earth?.
Matthew 4:1-11 | The Temptation of Jesus
1, Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
2, After fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry.
3, The tempter came to Him and said, “If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
4, But Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
5, Then the devil took Him to the holy city and set Him on the pinnacle of the temple.
6, “If You are the Son of God,” he said, “throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command His angels concerning You, and they will lift You up in their hands, so that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’”
7, Jesus replied, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
8, Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
9, “All this I will give You,” he said, “if You will fall down and worship me.”
10, “Away from me, Satan! Jesus declared. “For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve” Him only.’
11, Then the devil left Him, and angels came and ministered to Him.
Mark 7:7 | Tradition and Worship
4, And on returning from the market, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions for them to observe, including the washing of cups, pitchers, kettles, and couches for dining.
5, So the Pharisees and scribes questioned Jesus: “Why do Your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders? Instead, they eat with defiled hands.”
6, Jesus answered them, “Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me.
7, They worship Me in vain; they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.’ 8You have disregarded the commandment of God to keep the tradition of men.”
8, You have disregarded the commandment of God to keep the tradition of men.”
9, He went on to say, “You neatly set aside the commandment of God to maintain your own tradition.
10, For Moses said, ‘Honor your Father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever curses his father or mother must be put to death.’
11, But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, ‘Whatever you would have received from me is Corban’ (that is, a gift committed to God).
1, Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.a
2, I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3, Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4, He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5, You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7, A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9, If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10, no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11, For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12, they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14“Because heb loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”