Day 118

Today’s Reading – Psalms 81, 88, 92-93

“But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. “If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes! Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”  Psalm 81:11-16

Most often words of lament include “if only” . . .

If only I would have . . . I could have . . . I would have . . .


You get the picture.

You have been there.

If only . . .

Things could have been so much better!

So here’s the rub.

God says, “my people won’t listen to Me.”

And God lets us do our own thing.

And then we complain about how bad things are . . .

So then . . . God laments . . . If Only . . .

Why not stop your own lamenting and start listening to God.

Things could be so much better …

Just sayin . . .


Tomorrow’s Reading – I Chronicles Chapters 7-10


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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