Ramping Up To Sunday
Consider these: "My people have committed two sins: they've foresaken Me - the living water, and replaced me with cisterns of their own making." (2:13) "Although you wash yourselves (by being religious), your guilt is always before Me." (2:22) "You have other gods... but when trouble arises you turn to Me..." (2:27-28)
This is all leading to a point we will consider on Sunday, "Don't boast in your talents or in your self-sufficiency, rather boast in this: how well you know Me." (9:23-25).
I'm feeling the weight of these truths this morning. How often I've 'played religious'. How often I've deceived myself into believing that being religious helps me be 'right with God'. How often I have grown enamorred with my own little gods, only to run back to God when real need arises crying, 'Save me!' How foolishly I have wanted to rest on my own self-sufficiency. It's going to be a good Sunday!