Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28th: Judges 7-9, Luke 10 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Judges 7-9, Luke 10

We are so prone to take credit for things we simply have no business taking credit for.  Yes, some of our accomplishments are possible in part because of our own hard work and effort, however the gift itself and even the physical ability to make honing our gift possible is only there by the grace of God.  It's so easy for us to forget that and to take all the credit and glory for ourselves.

That's what I love about the story of Gideon.  God weeded that army down until there was no doubt that the victory was God's and God's alone.  Gideon's army could not take credit for it, there was no doubt.  Hopefully we can remember to take that lesson to heart before God needs to weed our army down to remind us.


25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
27 The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Simple words, yet to hard to put into practice.  We cannot love God or our neighbour perfectly, yet that it what our goal should be.


The story of Mary and Martha is a good one to remind the Martha in me to be Mary sometimes.  Often we can become so busy doing things for God that we neglect to make time to be with God.  

I do think sometimes Martha gets a bad rep though - it is also true that we need to put hands and feet to our faith.  

Balance between the two is key!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Judges 10-12, Luke 11:1-32

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