Day 25

Day 25 reading – Genesis Chapters 38-40

At that time . . . Genesis 38:1a

I got to admit there are parts of the Bible that I just have to pause in the middle of reading and ask why? Why is this even in here?  This is one of those parts for me.

It is a moment in the Bible where we get a look behind the scenes and as most often it is not a pretty picture.

So, stop for a moment and consider this …

Prior to the mid-1800s the Bible was the only historical record for the world prior to 500 BC and unfortunately history is never very pretty.

History contains the good, the bad, and the downright ugly parts of our past. Except in the cases when we choose to revise history so that we are made to look better.

I guess that is in part what I appreciate about the Bible. The Bible is the story of God’s love for us.

The Bible is not a revised history of mankind.

There WE are in the pages of the Bible with all of our imperfections on display.

AND despite all those imperfections, God chooses to speak to us, walk with us, and love us.

So, quit trying to gloss over your imperfections.

Admit your faults (God calls them sin) and accept God’s love.

God’s been doing that since time began for the Bible tells me so.

Day 26 Reading – Genesis Chapters 41-42



I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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