TUESDAY, October 20
Psalm 26. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have led a blameless life. (NIV)
To say that we must live good lives to earn something from God is to deny God’s grace and unconditional love. Something received because we deserve it or have earned it is not a gift. No, God’s gifts are real gifts, not transactions or payments for services rendered.
God loves. God forgives. God embraces. All this comes not from our earning it, but from God’s initiative. My life, lived well, is not the cause of God’s grace, but its effect. The grace of God truly is free. And because of that grace, so am I.
PRAY for the Diocese of Thika (Kenya)
Ps 28 * 36, 39; Lamentations 1:1-5(6-9)10-12; 1 Corinthians 15:41-50; Matthew 11:25-30