Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 6 - Advent

Today’s Scriptures: Lectionary selections from the Revised Common Lectionary Year C

Luke 1:68-79

Malachi 3:5-12

Philippians 1:12-18

Today’s Reflection:

Sometimes a verse in the daily reading just pops out to me and one such verse did that today. Malachi 3:6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, have not perished.” I immediately made a note in the border: “God is God is God.” What an amazing comfort to us in times like these that constants exist – and most importantly, that God remains a constant. Daily chaos bombards us, but knowing we have a God who, despite our shortcomings, still cares for our needs.

 

We will never be perfect followers; however, how much better can our fellowship with God be if we daily strive to do all he asks of us. The verses following six refer to the tithe and what we have taken from (owe) God. God just assured us he loves us despite the times we fail him. When we succeed with our tithe to him, the blessings can only increase.

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