Monday, February 28, 2011

Psalm 66.8-12, 16-20, Job 31.1-12, 33-40, John 9.24-41 - Lectionary for 2/28/11

Today's readings are Psalm 66.8-12, 16-20, Job 31.1-12, 33-40, and John 9.24-41.

God's providence is not as we would sometimes like to imagine it. In our Psalm today, particularly verses 11-12, we see that God himself is the one who subjects us to various trials. He is the one who presses us, who rubs us, who polishes us. And we can look at all our trials on this earth as God's work, refining us. He has promised never to leave us. We are not abandoned. Yet we endure hardship. In all this hardship, let us not forget God's gracious purpose, conforming us to his image.

Dave Spotts
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