Sept. 15, 2020, Romans 3:1-8
Even if everyone else is a liar, God is true. - Romans 3:4
If there is one thing we all can agree on these days, it’s the fact that living in a world where everything is constantly changing is exhausting. I get tired just thinking about it.
Whether it’s been getting kids back to school, us back to work in person, or even just getting what you need to make it through the week, we must exert more mental energy than ever to take in information, evaluate it, formulate a plan and move forward with it than ever before.
Do you know what doesn’t help in the midst of all of this? Our humanity.
As humans we can all encounter the same event and never agree on the specifics of what just happened. We are subjective beings, able to only see in part. Whether it’s the upcoming forecast, what will happen after the election, or God’s will for each of us and our lives, none of us can see the future or behold the full picture.
This explains so much of the division we face each day, doesn’t it? We as imperfect people are using information from imperfect sources to navigate all that’s going around us and it’s hard. The fact there are so many different sources of information and each source seems to bring its own distinctive perspective on whatever needs to be done can be helpful for a time, but the end result is exhaustion and at best, a guess on where we should go next.
Where do we turn in our confusion?
Romans 3:4 sums it up pretty well. At the end of the day, only one stands to know all that is to be known and remains consistently true: God, the father, who showed up to walk in our shoes as Jesus Christ.
This same Jesus Christ reminds us that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. He spent three years training a group of people to live this out and he’s given us a road map through the holy scriptures to know him and his methodology for life. He invites us to rest in his truth even now. The question is, are we ready to walk with him in a deeper way?
Questions for reflection:
- What words describe how you are doing at this point in the journey known as 2020?
- How does God remaining true and faithful in the midst of our untruth and unfaithfulness bring rest?
- What does it look like for you to turn to the One who is true this week and rest in the comfort his presence can provide?