Wednesday, January 15
Sin and Grace
Today's reading: Genesis 38:1-30
The account of Judah and Tamar is definitely not one of my favorites as far as the actual story is concerned. But when I look beyond the details and start focusing on God, what takes place through this chapter is quite appealing. Both Judah and Tamar foolishly and sinfully acted in their own self interests. Yet when Judah repents his behavior, what we see is God extending grace and then choosing to use Judah and his family in foundational and mighty ways.
How has God extended grace to you when you've chosen to make your own way rather than follow His? What does this account show about God's willingness to use flawed and sinful people for His purposes? What does it reveal about God's perspective of our past actions, thoughts, and behaviors? Tami
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