Saturday, February 12, 2011

Psalm 71.1-6, 17-18, Job 8.1-22, John 4.27-45 - Lectionary for 2/12/11

Today's readings are Psalm 71.1-6, 17-18, Job 8.1-22, and John 4.27-45.

God's people are motivated to do particular things. It isn't that we earn any sort of favor or prove our righteousness. But we are motivated to certain actions based on our beliefs about God. As we see in our selection from Psalm 71, those who have seen God's great works, his redemption, his work of rescuing his people are motivated to tell about God's good deeds. We see this in action in the Gospel reading, as the Samaritan woman is telling everyone about Jesus' claims and promises to her.

Why are we so hesitant to tell about God's great mercy in Christ? Maybe we don't realize how great it is. Maybe we are afraid of rejection. Maybe we don't think eternity without Christ's forgiveness of sins applied to people is as bad as the Bible says it is.

Let God be true. Let's tell freely about what our Lord has done.

Dave Spotts
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