By: Lolly Stuart
Readings: Psalm 17; 1 Chronicles 21:1-17; 1 John 2:1-6
In the scripture readings today we hear about the love of God for his people, and His desire for our obedience in following his commandments. The message is the attainment of fellowship, oneness with Christ and other believers, in the face of Satan, sin, and our humanness.
We, as humans, are sinful in nature and in act. However, Jesus is our advocate, the one who speaks for us. We strive to know God, to love God, and to live our lives in obedience to His commandments. It is only through God’s will that we have any chance of attaining this love and obedience to Him.
Let us prepare ourselves by listening to God’s word, by trying to follow Jesus more closely, and by spending time in prayer, alone and together.
Dear God, Thank you for giving us your Word, which calls us to be in close communion with you. Help us to be attentive to your Word and follow Jesus who is the light in our darkness. Amen.