There certainly is a lot to write about in our readings for today. In Isaiah we read about Judah’s chastening, the Messiah’s Mission and His obedience. Then in Ephesians we are told that children should obey their parents, what our service should be like on the job, that we should put on the whole armor of God and pray for boldness in our telling others about our Savior. In Psalm 69 we are told to petition God to draw near to us when we are bombarded with troubles because of our faith. And then in Proverbs we are instructed that a wise man is strong and that a man of knowledge increases power. And that by wise guidance we will wage war and in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Now, given all of this, where do I begin? I could certainly write about the whole armor of God in Ephesians 6. I would stress that in order for us to stand firm against evil that we should consciously do this on a daily basis. Or, I could comment about children obeying their parents or the fact that parents should not provoke their children to anger but bring our children up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. I could make comments about how we should behave on our jobs in a Christian manner. Or how we should pray for boldness in our speech as we talk to others about Christ (oh, how we all need to be bold as we tell others about our precious Savior). Or I could write about how we should pray that God draw near to us when we are beset with troubles not of our own doing but because of our faith. Or that we should petition Him not to allow our short comings (yes, we all have them) to keep others from seeking Him. Or, I could wax eloquent concerning Christ’s mission and His obedience in the Isaiah passage. Now, where should I begin? Where? Where? Where?
I haven’t the slightest idea how to begin or what to stress or how to decide what is the most important message in today’s reading. What a quandary! Well, I guess I will submit this and see what happens. I apologize for my inabilities and hope you will forgive me. I guess I will close this as Paul closed Ephesians, “Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with a love INCORRUPTIBLE. “