Wednesday, March 15, 2017

God is faithful … evil makes its own trouble

Morning: Psalm 72; Jeremiah 3:6-18; Romans 1:28-2:11
Evening: Psalm 119:73-96; John 5:1-18
Jeremiah describes in stark language the faithlessness and falsehood of Israel and Judah. God is angry yet remains faithful, promising to restore them and establish Jerusalem as the holy city.  God promises they will have “shepherds after my own heart”.  St. Paul writes that - though God is kind – those who do evil suffer.  What causes their suffering?  Well, God is certainly unhappy with evil, but the Bible suggests that evil creates its own trouble … case in point: they criticized Jesus’ for healing an invalid on the Sabbath.  Grace shows up the pettiness of evil for what it is.


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