• Steven Marsh

Take Care: a Reflection on Psalm 103, Psalm 127, Genesis 6:1-8, Hebrews 3:12-19 and John 2:1-12

We need to take care of our hearts. For what condition the heart is in dictates the condition of one’s life. I bless the LORD and I am so aware of the blessings when I remember all the benefits I receive from loving God. I want God to build my life. I have made a mess of it at times. As God is the architect and builder of my life, my heart will be loved, nurtured, encouraged and built up in him. I do admit the wickedness of humanity. I see it in me. God saw that wickedness in the beginning and committed to blot out humankind and start over. Noah found favor. Taking care of the heart is how God’s favor is experienced. I take care of my heart for I do not want it to turn away from my Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer in unbelieving ways. Although my heart turns at times, I am grateful for my election in Christ and the resulting assurance of salvation. As I persevere and hold on tightly to Jesus, the best will come in that God promises that those who endure to the end will be saved. The wedding at Cana is a profound lesson in taking care of the heart. I bless the LORD. His benefits are incredible.

Scripture texts are taken from the two-year daily lectionary cycle which follows the liturgical calendar and begins on the First Sunday of Advent.

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