Morning: Psalm 119:41-64; Isaiah 8:11-20; Romans 10:1-15
Evening: Psalm 19, 112; Job 28:12-28; Matthew 13:44-52
In Matthew, Jesus says the angels will come and separate the evil from the righteous. I imagine Jesus means that the evil (including me) will be singled out for extra grace, because we need it. That sounds right, eh? Jesus has just said the Kingdom is like finding buried treasure or hidden pearls. Imagine the joy of that! Greater still is the joy of the Kingdom … knowing, in spite of shame or failure, that you are loved, and your shadowy side is no obstacle at all to grace. You cannot be unloveable to Love. Love is always unearned.