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Monday, March 20, 2017

Lenten Blog 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Daniel Bonner

Psalm 78,  Jeremiah 7:1-15, Romans 4:1-12, John 7:14-36

Psalm 78:
1Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
2I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old,
3things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us.
4We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.

Psalm 78 is a sweeping epic prayer poem telling the story of salvation from the history of God’s chosen people all coming to fruition in God himself coming and being their shepherd to save the sheep, so prone to getting lost.  Yes, that does include you and me.  I need to be mindful of this every day, that he is relentless in pursuing us, and steadfast in the love he offers us.  As Paul reminds us in Romans 4:7-8 we are truly blessed:

"Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin."

Jesus have mercy upon me, a sinner redeemed by you.