Exodus 15; Job 33; Luke 18; 2 Corinthians 3

She told me things like, “Never shop for shoes in the morning”; “Clean a stove top while it’s still warm”; “We make our own heaven and hell here on Earth.” She had an anecdotal belief in reincarnation. Her theology was hodgepodge and self-designed. Following Jesus was not part of that mix.

Not everyone who hears the Word wants to follow because of the cost involved. Salvation: free. Transformation: costly.

When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Luke 18:22 (NIV)

The rich man in Luke. This man loved God; he was obedient to the letter–the ministry that brought condemnation–but could he follow the Word?

If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! 2 Corinthians 3:9-11 (NIV)

I think of torn veils and His glory, of Jesus’ words, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 (NIV)

Thankful today for salvation, forgiveness, His Spirit in me. Thankful for torn veils and nearness to God. Thankful for His Word that leads, and calls me to follow. Thankful that He makes the impossible possible.

Courtney (66books365)

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4 Comments

Filed under 2 Corinthians, 66 Books, Luke, M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, New Testament

4 responses to “Exodus 15; Job 33; Luke 18; 2 Corinthians 3

  1. Thanks for a poetic rendering of today’s reading. The Holy Spirit keeps me out of trouble when I don’t even know I’m in it.

  2. kathy (klueh)

    I want that transformation! It’s not that I sit around beating myself up because I’m not more like him (though I do that at times). It’s more like the excitement that I had when I was a little girl and Easter rolled around. Mom either took us shopping or made us a new dress to wear Easter Sunday (back in the ’60s and in the South you also got white gloves and a hat). Even for this tomboy, there was a sense of anticipation and excitement about that. I can’t wait! Sorry if the men can’t relate to my metaphor.

  3. jmitch1

    Thank you Courtney! I’m thankful that you asked me to be part of this group!
    Jim

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