What I read today

Exodus 31-32; Psalm 41; Isaiah 41; Mark 13; 2 Corinthians 9

The Jewish people had seen a lot.  They saw all the plagues while in Egypt, watched the first Passover take place. Each one of them walked had witnessed the Red Sea part, then they walked across the dry ground with the river held up next to them,  then watched as the Egyptian army swallowed up in the Red Sea right after the sea fell in upon them.

Next, the entire Jewish Nation saw the cloud envelop Mount Sinai, they heard God’s very own voice, they trembled at the thunder and the noise.

Yet in spite of all that after a few weeks with Moses speaking with God they fell into idol worship.

Unbelievable isn’t it?

Yet if we are completely honest with ourselves, we’re not all that different, are we?

We have the gifts of the Bible, the church, Baptism, the Holy Spirit, and prayer.  Yet how often do we find ourselves skipping out on all of it and jumping back into our worldly lives?

The truth is humankind hasn’t changed since Adam and Eve.

That’s what we needed a savior for.  We needed a savior to save us from our sinful selves.

Jesus, we thank you because left on our own each one of us would fail miserably!  Help us to overcome our sinful natures!

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