Monday, November 28, 2011

Psalm 102:13-17, Isaiah 2:1-22, 1 Peter 1:13-25 - Lectionary for 11/28/11

Today's readings are Psalm 102:13-17, Isaiah 2:1-22, and 1 Peter 1:13-25 God's word remains forever! This is the good news that Peter tells us. Yet while the Bible proclaims an unchanging revelation of God, always relevant to all people in all times, our culture wants to erode this idea. We seem bent on the concept that everything needs to change. We seem obsessed with change to the degree that any old ideas are immediately discarded out of hand. What an irony, though, when we see politicians come up with new ideas which we can trace to Greek philosophers some 2500 years ago. What an irony when we want to do something new in ministry and come up with a plan which was tried and demonstrated to be a heresy some 1700 years ago. Why is it that when we try to do something new it is invariably a form of something quite old? Why our dissatisfaction with that which is tried and true? Thanks be to God who has revealed his good news in the Word of God who never changes. Let us look to the living Word of God, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.

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