Thursday 6 December 2018

About Today Readings

Isaiah 26:1-6. Psalm 117(118):1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27. Matthew 7:21, 24-27.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord – Psalm 117(118):1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27.

‘The Lord is a rock for ever.’

These readings set up a clear and pressing choice. On one hand is trust in ourselves, other people, wealth and status or material strength. On the other hand, there is trust in God.

The sacred writers make it very clear that we must choose one or the other. The former is shown to lead to ruin. The latter though offers true safety. Walls and towers can be toppled; the safety we find in riches leaves us in poverty. While the material things that we trust in will pass, God’s love endures forever. In what, or in whom, do we trust? Are there any parts of our lives where we need to learn to place our trust in Jesus?

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