Monday, April 4, 2011

Psalm 3, Genesis 42.1-34, 38, Mark 12.1-12 - Lectionary for 4/4/11

Today's readings are Psalm 3, Genesis 42.1-34, 38, and Mark 12.1-12.

There's a very strong parallel between Joseph and Jesus. Both are betrayed and sold by their brothers. Both go through death, Joseph figuratively and Jesus literally. Both save God's people from evil. When we see evil come upon us and upon others we care for it's normal for us to struggle with the idea. It is difficult to see people suffer. Yet our Lord reminds us that we can look to him in times of suffering. Is there suffering which we endure that our Lord and Savior has not endured? Not at all. Let us look to the promises of our Lord as well. He is the one who is victorious even over death and who will bring God's righteous judgment upon all evil. Our God has not forgotten us.

Dave Spotts
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