Impossible – March 1, 2019

Leviticus 24.1-25.46; Mark 10.13-31; Psalm 44.9-26; Proverbs 10.20-21

Some days following God in the manner I would really like seems impossible. I don’t even think it has to do with how hard following God really is. In many ways, following him does not seem as hard as I make it out to be. Not following him really comes down to me not being able to do so because of my own weaknesses. Because of me, I am not sure really following God is possible. So I am glad to hear Jesus say: “Yes, for you this is probably impossible. For God, nothing is impossible.” I need to allow him to lead me more than I try to guide myself. You?

Questions:

Should we have a Year of Jubilee now? What advantages might there be in living out this practice in the world we live in?

What does it mean for the “Kingdom of God” to belong to a child? What does it mean for our own lives of faith?

Why might you cry out: “Wake up, Lord?” What sort of events in your life might cause you to think God had gone to sleep on you?

How have the words of the godly encouraged you? Who speaks these words for you? Thank them for their gift to you.

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