God Knows

 

by Cohdra
by Cohdra

 

1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20) 
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 
John 1:43-51 

 

You know what I am going to say before I even say itTLB

God chose Samuel as His representative on earth and in this reading God speaks for the first time to the young prophet in training.  The message is troublesome for both God and Samuel.  Samuel’s teacher, the prophet Eli, refused to condemn his sons for their grievous sins in the Tabernacle, so God promised their deaths.  To his credit, Eli accepted what he had not been willing to do.

Jesus had a more pleasant task of calling his Apostles.  It is clear in this reading that Jesus could look into the hearts of humans and know their secrets.  He knew at once what they were capable of accomplishing and called them to the task.  When Jesus said I saw you while you were still under the fig tree NIV he meant that he came to know Nathanael, his secrets, his potential, his willingness.

God know us more completely than we know ourselves.

As Paul put it, Have you realised the almost incredible fact that your bodies are integral parts of Christ himself? Phillips  To take baptism is to be buried with Jesus and to rise a new person, to accept the servant hood of Jesus the Son of God.

A servant cannot do his own thing, he must do as his master instructs.  We are called to service.  We must bring justice into the world; that is our duty.  It is just when every human has food and no longer worries about starvation.  It is just when every human is treated with respect, given an equal chance for housing, education, and medical care.

 

Be righteous and do good.

Mike Lawrence

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