Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Covenant With Us

Deuteronomy 4-6

Not with our ancestors did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today. Deuteronomy 5:3 NRSV

Do you ever read the Bible as though it was the story of someone else? Has it ever felt like "a long time ago and a galaxy far, far away?" Today's reading is a reminder that the Word of God is for the people of God who are alive right now. In this scripture, God points out that God's promises and love are for us, not just for a people who lived in the past. God wants us to claim scripture as our story, not their story.

Sometimes this is hard to accept. We must really open ourselves to God's Word and be willing to be changed by scripture. This is not trying to get scripture to give us the answers but allowing scripture to re-shape us into the people God wants us to be.

Painful? Yes.

Difficult? Yes.

Totally worth it all? YES!

God, you speak to each one of us personally through scripture. Help us to be open to You and hear Your voice in Your word. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims

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