Day 130

Today’s Reading – Psalms 50, 53, 60, and 75

God reveals another contrast today:

This is God, your God, speaking to you. I don’t find fault with your acts of worship . . . Spread for me a banquet of praise, serve High God a feast of kept promises, And call for help when you’re in trouble— I’ll help you, and you’ll honor me.”

Next, God calls up the wicked: “What are you up to, quoting my laws, talking like we are good friends? You never answer the door when I call; you treat my words like garbage.
Psalm 50:6-21 The Message

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We thrive on the promise that God will answer our prayers when we cry out to Him.

Yet, the message here from God is I will help you when you ask in the midst of your daily praise offerings.

In other words, God is not a Genie in a bottle waiting for your command.  God has an expectation that those that call upon Him are in relationship with Him.

You can’t treat God’s word like garbage and then quote it to your benefit.

God will not be deceived.

You can’t fake this relationship hoping to get something from it.

Are you a friend of God or are you just expecting to Him to keep His promises?

This is a relationship.  Don’t set aside like yesterday’s garbage.

 

Tomorrow’s Reading – 2 Samuel Chapter 10, I chronicles Chapter 20, and Psalm 20

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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