Sunday, January 21, 2018

A red letter parable with an answer to why evil is allowed to prosper. God is merciful. Even when we are weak and immature he protects us against the ultimate consequence of evil in our midst.

Matthew 13:27-30
And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’
He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’
But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

Friday, January 19, 2018

When he wouldn’t have sex with her she cried rape and he was thrown in prison without due process. It just doesn’t seem fair. (By the way Joseph later managed to save a whole population from starving anyway.)

 Genesis 39:6b-10
...Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.
And after a time his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.”
But he refused and said to his master's wife, “Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge.
He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?”
And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The world is filled with fools! I am one of them. This is why God sent his son to save us. Seek after Him, be forgiven. It worked for me and it is open to all.

Psalm 14:1-3
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.

Monday, January 15, 2018