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The most important message I picked up from today’s readings overall is God calms our fears, is with us in our distress, and provides us with all we need to get through difficult times.
My primary takeaway from each of the passages was this:
- Exodus 17-18 – No one is an island in the kingdom of God. The body of Christ is a community. Leaders must delegate and respond to feedback from the community, and the community must contribute and share the load.
- Mark 6 – When we are on “stormy seas” and are feeling afraid, God sees our distress and not only calms the seas but gets right in the boat with us to comfort us and calm our fears. He also provides us with all that we need to get through difficult times.
- Psalms 34– “Though hardships without number beset the upright, Yahweh brings rescue from them all. Yahweh takes care of all their bones, not one of them will be broken.” v. 19-20
- Proverbs 3 – Trust God and acknowledge all of the ways that he assists us and he will make our paths smooth and free of obstacles.
That’s what I got out of it. What did you get out of the readings today?
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