Thursday, February 17, 2011

Psalm 37.25-29, Job 13.1-12, John 6.1-21 - Lectionary for 2/17/11

Today's readings are Psalm 37.25-29, Job 13.1-12, and John 6.1-21.

In our readings today we see a contrast we could find throughout the Scriptures. But it's laid out for us very neatly today. In the Psalm we see that God's people can have a confidence in God who will provide for their every need. In the reading from Job we see that our trust in God is sometimes beyond our understanding. We don't see where God's provision is coming from, we may indeed doubt whether he is going to take care of us. Then we see in John that Jesus knows exactly what he is going to do, that he knows how to provide for our needs, and that his ability to provide for our needs goes beyond our reason. We turn then back to the Psalm and see that we do have good reason for the confidence the Psalmist proclaims.

Sometimes we won't see how God can meet our needs. But we always know that God is exactly the kind of God who does meet all our needs, through his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Dave Spotts
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