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 earthly life may be very good at times. We love times with our family, visits to the beach or the mountains. Many people, contrary to popular social media opinion, actually love their work and find it very fulfilling. We work together to make the world a better place. We are generous, we are kind, we help strangers, we even adopt stray dogs and cats.
Yet our world is flawed. The Scripture describes it as under a curse. So we endure pain, suffering, sadness, loss, illness, and finally death. Romans 8:18-27 discusses this problem. How do we deal with the suffering of this life? We recognize that by God’s mercy, he has provided eternal life and forgiveness. We look to him in hope for this life. When we continue that gaze, we find that he is providing not only for this life but for eternity as well.
The merciful Lord Jesus give you grace and peace.
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