For ladies in Tallahassee, please make sure to come to Four Oaks Community Church this Thursday (1/16) from 7-9 pm for a fun night of worship and listening to Debora and my testimonies on how God miraculously healed us each of Stage 4 breast cancer! I always get excited to share it but I'm extra excited about this time. So many things are coming together to make it such a great night, I just know the Holy Spirit will be there and every heart will change for the better. If you aren't local, please keep that night in your prayers, for a big move from the Lord, and for us to say exactly what the Lord wants!
As a reminder, the reading from the 8th day was about the woman who committed adultery, who Jesus saved from being stoned. It sounds cruel, but that was the punishment in those days and God had allowed that to be the standard of punishment for His reasons. So it was really weird for the people of the day to be told not to do that. It's one of those examples of how the spirit of law was intended opposed to how it was actually carried out. It's also really convicting to think that we can't push for people's punishments because we are sinners ourselves. It's easy enough when it doesn't directly affect us, but for those who sin against us or hurt those we love it's much harder.
The 9th day's reading is:
From Day 9's reading I thought it was interesting that the healed man's parents wouldn't vouch for the son and actually sent the Pharisees to him for answers. Ouch. I hope I wouldn't do that as a parent, but it would be overly proud of me to say I never would. It actually convicts me more because I've been feeling guilty about how little I really pour into the girls anymore. Maybe the times I take the easy way out with them is sort of akin to that.
The other glaring point that stands out is at the end: "...but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains". For all those who know about Jesus but do not humble themselves to put Him first, there is no excuse left. Your guilt remains and there's no getting out of it but to repent (turn back) from it!
Here is the reading for the 10th day of this challenge: