A Lesson for January 26th

Galatians 2:18 But if I build up again the very things that I once tore down, then I demonstrate that I am a transgressor. … 21 I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

The new morality chip? (Image via Wikipedia)

This week a notable Christian will demonstrate his or her inability to act morally, by his or her failure to live as God wishes us to live, and by their public transgression bring derision on the church. I do not have special powers of prediction, instead I see Christians as normal people. Try as we might to live as God wishes us to live, we make mistakes.

Oh how I wish the church could implant a chip or install an app that would transform believers into shining examples for the world. Instead God sends us out into the world like a quirky Beta software release, promising other worldly features, yet subject to unpredictable corruption and failure, destined to contact the Master Designer with each reboot. And that might be the key our design; not individually perfect, but continually corrected and updated by God through those around us who put up with our occasional lapses so they might glimpse divine grace through us.

One thought on “A Lesson for January 26th

  1. I was very moved by your January 26th musing, Pastor. I have always thought of myself as a work in progress. Each day is a new challenge to do the right things. I like the thought of being “continually corrected and updated by God”!


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