Friday, January 31, 2020

The Kitchen Table Day 20

Today’s Reading:    Psalm 15; Deuteronomy 24:17-25:4; 1 Timothy 5:17-24

The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later.

So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden.  1 Timothy 5:24-25

Don’t forget “how” you got here, not just “where” you came from.  Sins are conspicuous and good works are conspicuous (evident).  It’s how we got here that is critical to our help or our healing.  Many people just remember “where” they came from and never deal with the “how” that came through along the way.  The “where” can be obvious but the “how” can be oblivious if we don’t thank and talk about it.  How did I get to where I am?  God tells the Israelites, “but you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there”.  Remember “how” God got you here.  Remember “how” you got yourself where you are or used to be.  The Psalmist says, “He who walks blamelessly and does what is right… shall never be moved.”  Don’t be afraid to deal with the how, it determines the here.

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