What I read today;
2 Corinthians 13 & Galatians 1; Mark 14; Ezekiel 28-29; Psalm 132; Job 14; Numbers 21
We human beings are never satisfied are we? If we had ten million dollars, we’d want something worth fifteen million dollars. We’re never satisfied with what we have. We’re always looking for more.
Standing in the desert Moses stares at a group of grumbling human beings. God had given them freedom from slavery, fed them with Manna and Quail, clothed them and protected them during the entire journey. But it wasn’t good enough. There was no gratitude only the demand for more.
Truth is that we’re no different than the people of the Jewish nation. We sin every day by coveting those things we don’t have and not being grateful for the blessings we do have.
But like the Jewish nation in the desert, God gave us a way out. Not by making a snake made of bronze. But by giving us a son made of skin and bones. We can look to the cross for our very life. God knew that we weren’t able to keep the law. Our sinful human nature won’t ever be entirely overcome this side of Heaven’s gates. So he set us his son to take away sins bite and to remove the poison that runs in our veins. He sent his son to live a life we couldn’t live so that we could spend eternity with him.
No litmus test, no set of rules to follow. Just focus on Jesus.