Thursday 28 March 2019
Jeremiah 7:23-28. Psalm 94(95):1-2, 6-9. Luke 11:14-23
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts – Psalm 94(95):1-2, 6-9.
‘Every kingdom divided against itself becomes a desert, and house falls on house.’
How sweet an invitation God extends. Today’s readings tell of a God who pursues His people and relationship with them, and of a people who have turned their backs. How sweet an invitation God extends. That we should be his people, and he our God. He offers us the highest blessing, and the fulfillment of our most profound needs, to dwell in his pastures and be tended by his gentle hand. In the face of this though, we have tragically hardened our hearts, failing to heed his prophets and even Jesus. Ruled by our passions, our desire for worldly goods, power and esteem, we deny ourselves all that he offers, and try instead to fill ourselves with the passing things of this world. What holds me back from the Lord? Where do I still seek the world instead of Him? How can I heed the call of the Psalmist to be open to God’s voice?