January 13 – Scripture of the Day

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Honestly, not much jumped out at me today in the reading. I chose Genesis 36:1 which says: This is the account of the descendants of Esau (also known as Edom).

I chose it because its representative of most of the reading today. Pretty much all the reading was an account, or record of, family history. It was genealogy. Not the most exciting reading.

But what it did bring do, was give me an excellent reminder about family.

After our relationship with God, there is nothing in this world more important than the relationships we have with family.

No, those relationships aren’t always easy.

Sometimes they cause frustration, anger, hurt, grief and anxiety, among other emotions.

But they also should be the most important and fulfilling relationships we have on Earth.

In our family relationships we have the greatest opportunity to learn, love, forgive and sacrifice.

To model Jesus’ love to the world.

And that is a good reminder, even if the reading was a bit boring.

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Today’s reading: Genesis 36:1-43; 1 Chronicles 1:35-2:2
Tomorrow’s reading: Genesis 37:1-36; 38:1-30; 1 Chronicles 2:3-8; Genesis 39:1-23

Our Job is to LOVE

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Sometimes we make life too complicated.  Actually, I think more often than not we make life too complicated.

So, no matter if you believe in God or not, this one is pretty simple.

Our job is to love.

That’s it.

Just love each other.

I think sometimes us self-proclaimed Christians get too caught up in the — for lack of a better word — negative side of our faith.  We focus to much on preaching sin and the like.

I think the great evangelist Rev. Billy Graham said it pretty well:  “It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.”

Hear that?  Pretty simple.  Our job is to love.

Get to it.

Scripture link:  John 15:12
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