Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
I really don't like it when something is called "foolproof." Experience shows that a fool can make a mess of anything. Yet when Isaiah describes the pathway made by the Lord, in chapter 35 verse eight, he says even fools will not go astray. What can this tell us about the new creation God is preparing?
When God restores his people he truly intends to draw them out of trouble and darkness to set them on the right path, the way of life. His way of holiness is a place where those who pay attention to God's calling, even if they know nothing else, will be perfectly safe and secure. He will not leave us to get lost and wander into trouble. He will keep us moving toward him, even if our grasp of his kingdom is limited.
Does this mean that Christians should be happy to be ignorant and uninformed? Not at all. But it does mean that as we walk with Christ we have nothing to fear. He has done all that is necessary for our salvation.
In these last days, Jesus has restored all things, and all nations, to himself. He demands only that we look to him with trust that he is the redeemer. We are then placed under his care and guidance, that we may walk with him, even though we may be fools.
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