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What do we see?
 
 
August 25, 2019
What Do We See? ... Need
 
Focus Scriptures: 
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Luke 13:10-17
 

Isaiah is calling his people to care for the poor and not blame people for their suffering in this life. He is not leaving room for religious judgment or exclusion from the community that they share. Isaiah is calling out the need of people within his world and lifting up the expectation that something will be done about it. While teaching on the Sabbath Jesus encounters a woman who had been crippled by an evil spirit for eighteen years. Jesus lays hands on her and proclaims her healing and she is released from this power of this spirit and healed. People question Jesus for his work on the Sabbath but Jesus responds with the reality that any of them would take care of an Ox in need on the Sabbath why would they not take care of this “daughter of Abraham”. In naming the woman Jesus invites people to see both her need and her inclusion in the community that they share. Isaiah and Jesus see the need in the world around them and call us to both see and act in response.

Daily Devotion
August 24, 2019
 

Click HERE to read Hebrews 12:18-29

It is easy to read Hebrews 12:18-29 and be taken aside by the images of contrasting “mountains.” We are first introduced to fear at Mount Sinai, where even Moses was said to be trembling in fear. But at Mount Zion, the picture is not one of fear but of welcoming. The stark differences highlight the new covenant of which Jesus serves as mediator. Through this new covenant, we are able to find a new path toward God and His city of joy that both lies in heaven and here on Earth when we are able to find strength in our daily lives through our faith. This new covenant was sprinkled with the blood of Jesus and is one that we should accept with reverence and awe.

Written by Robbie Schwartz

 

 
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