Saturday, February 19, 2011

Psalm 53, Job 14.1-22, John 6.41-59 - Lectionary for 2/19/11

Today's readings are Psalm 53, Job 14.1-22, and John 6.41-59.

We all think that we know how life works. We have seen a few things and have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Unfortunately, according to the Scripture, we don't know all we think we do. Our understanding of life is limited. It's been hindered by the curse of sin. Our expectation is that man is temporary, mortal, and will pass away, leaving little or no trace. Under these conditions, Jesus brings out our indignation. He incurs our wrath.

Jesus has a clear picture of what the world is really like. He is the one who has graciously given himself for our sin, to restore the world to its right nature, to bring us back to what we are intended to be. He knows what real life is. He not only knows the answer, but he is the answer.

Dave Spotts
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