Consider and Imitate: a Reflection on Psalm 2, Psalm 101, Genesis 25:19-34, Hebrews 13:1-16 and John
So much of human energy is spent on plotting; strategies for good and bad. Plotting is inevitable. Yet, we are to walk in integrity as followers of Jesus. We are to serve the LORD in fear. I confess my propensity for plotting and often it is about accomplishing my ways, not God’s. But, God is faithful and meets me in my brokenness. The propensity for plotting is ordained by God. In that crucible, we grow as we deal with the sin which propels us to the dark side of plotting. Look at Jacob and Esau. Yes, God set up that tension. No denying God’s hand in that. In the tension, God’s will does become clear. So, we are to remember the leaders who have mentored us. We are to consider the outcome of their way of life. We are to imitate their faith. I have such leaders who have impacted my life. Can you remember those leaders in your life? Think, ponder, remember and appreciate. I thirst for a deeper experience of the Truth of Jesus in my life. I must plot to encounter him. My relationship with Jesus is worth such intensity. And so is yours.
Scripture texts are taken from the two-year daily lectionary cycle which follows the liturgical calendar and begins on the First Sunday of Advent.