Morning: Psalm 78:1-39; Jeremiah 7:21-34; Romans 4:13-25
Evening: Psalms 78:40-72; John 7:37-52
Prophets often explain that trouble comes from our failing to listen to God. They predict that trouble will continue if we do not mend our ways. But we find that to be almost impossible. From generation to generation, we humans mess up! On a more positive note, Paul realizes it’s faith that really changes things, and those who believe God will, like Abraham, do what is right. Faith transforms us. Jesus promised: “out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water”; those who believe become channels of life to others, bearers of God’s good Spirit.