What I Read Today;
Exodus 33-34; Psalm 34; Mark 6; 2 Corinthians 2
Psalm 34 is a study in contrasts. It winds back and forth until it’s the conclusion. It winds its way through 22 verses.
Breaking it down to its basic form is simple if you think about it.
Those who defied God and chose to reject him will vanish from memory and disappear. God pleads with humanity to turn to him and follow his teachings. God mourns that many will dismiss that message.
Unfortunately, because we all live in a sinful world, even those who choose to follow God will suffer because of our fallen humanity.
Yet there is hope! God has promised that he will redeem those who love him. Those of us who choose to take refuge in God. He will care for those of us who seek to live a life that pleases God.
God holds out the message that he wants all to come to him. God holds out his outstretched arm to all who will turn to him. God chases after those who won’t stop running away.
We serve a God of Grace and Mercy.