Friday, February 4, 2011

Psalm 127, Job 1.1-22, John 1.1-18 - Lectionary for 2/4/11

Today's readings are Psalm 127, Job 1.1-22, and John 1.1-18.

In our lives and in today's readings we see that we all receive easy and difficult things, good and evil. Job receives his good things then loses them. We see that God has blessed the world through the living Word of God, even though the world has rejected him. But we see all the threads pulled together in our Psalm today. Does anything good happen in this world? If it does, it is from God. Through our best efforts we can ultimately accomplish nothing of lasting value. Yet we find that our God is the one who brings us safety, prosperity, and good reputation. We can do all we want. But in the final analysis it is God's will to care for his people which gives us all security.

Dave Spotts
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