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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 27, 2022

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MONDAY, June 27

Romans 6:19a I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations.

The book of Job is an extended discourse on the ultimate incomprehensibility of God. Job laments a series of tragedies that have left him bereft of children, property, and health, all seemingly without any act of unrighteousness on his part. In the end, God speaks from a whirlwind, revealing a divine hand that reaches to the cosmos and the depths of the ocean, while also showing tender care for wild animals in their mountain crags. Chastened, Job responds, “I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.”

Much of the time we can only speak of God by using examples and analogies that teach us what God is like, but we can’t get to the bottom of who God is, exactly. By coming to us in the form of Jesus, God is clear about desiring a relationship with us, taking on our natural limitations, so he can speak with us in human terms.

MOVING FORWARD: Often, when angels appear in the Bible, they say, “Be not afraid.” How do these words fit with the message of today’s meditation?

PRAY for the Diocese of Lake Malawi (Central Africa)

Ps 106:1-18 * 106:19-48 | Numbers 22:1-21 | Romans 6:12-23 | Matthew 21:12-22

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