Friday, September 18, 2015
Background passage: Luke 18:1-8
Daily reading: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Friday September 18, 2015
Focus passage: Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character, so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good… There will come a time when people will not tolerate sound teaching. They will collect teachers who say what they want to hear because they are self-centered. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 4:3
Apparently the practice of surrounding yourself with like minded people who only say what you want to hear, because it serves your own interests isn’t a new practice.
In a world that is ever growing, every confusing, ever murky, we seek unambiguous answers.
While our relationship with God comforts those who are suffering, it also challenges those who are comfortable. In either stage of life, hearing what we want to hear and not what we need to hear may very well hinder our ability to cope and or grow.
Understanding the rich complexity of the scriptures helps us to see the rich complexity of our own world and find God’s presence in it.
Prayer: God help me to turn to you daily for guidance, discernment and support. Amen.
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