April 29, 2015

Day 119 of 2015

In his introduction to The Message, Eugene Peterson wrote “The Biblical world is decidedly not an ideal world, the kind we see advertised in travel posters.  Suffering and injustice and ugliness are not purged fro the world in which God works and loves and saves.  Nothing is glossed over.”...

The people who fill these pages don’t have their lives together.  The people in Corinth were a mess.  And so was David.  Even Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, eventually blew it.

You can respond to this parade of imperfect people in one of two ways:
 You can survey their sorry track record, think what’s the use of trying, and give in to your worst instincts, OR
 You can look to God and find hope

By now you know that God isn’t looking for perfect people.  His grace is strong enough to overcome any failure.  He can and will use you......

What will you do to allow God to work through you however he chooses?  

Please join us in our journey over the next 7 days.  Our daily blog can be found on WRC's website at:   https://wyckoffreformed.squarespace.com/son-rise-on-scripture…/  

(Synthesized from "The Message//Remix:Pause - A Daily Reading Bible")