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 three-year lectionary.
Our Psalm for this week, from Psalm 119:57-64, speaks, not surprisingly, of God’s decrees. Verse 63 speaks of the companionship God’s people have with one another. Even though we may well be strikingly different from one another, those who look to the Lord’s love and rejoice in his commands are in unity.
All too often we desire to set up our own experience as a law. We try to reinterpret the world through our experience. We live in a culture which values individuality above all else. All this self determination, all the individuality, all our attempts to be special, they wear us out. In the final analysis, we are not able to be different, and we learn that being different just for the sake of difference gains nothing.
Rather, may we find the joy of the unity we have in fellowship with other Christians. We look to the Lord, who never disappoints.
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