Friday, June 3, 2016

Bad Days

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” –Luke 6:46

Lexi has good days and bad days. Some days she follows all the rules and our walk is trouble-free. Other days it seems she’s forgotten everything she was taught, and our walk is a series of reprimands. Why isn’t she consistent? Why aren’t we? Scripture warns us against hypocrisy: “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Luke 6:42). Scripture also warns us against foolishness: “But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation” (Luke 6:49). But besides being hypocritical or foolish, sometimes we are simply inconsistent. We call Jesus our Lord, but we don’t always obey him. We have bad days. We may be worried or frightened or hurt or angry. It’s like we’ve forgotten everything we’ve been taught about God’s mercy, faithfulness, and love. Then our walk with God is a series of reminders. Even on our worst day, God is by our side.

Dear God, Forgive me for being inconsistent and not always obeying you. Amen

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