Yes. This should have been yesterday… I’m pulling a double today.
- Luke 9:28-62
- Genesis 16:1-15
- Psalms 9:1-20
Then Sarai said to Abram, “It’s your fault that Hagar despises me. I myself gave her to you, and ever since she found out that she is pregnant, she has despised me. May the Lord judge which of us is right, you or me!” Genesis 16:5
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed. A place of safety in times of trouble. Psalms 9:9
[Jesus] said to them, “Whoever welcomes this child in my name, welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me, also welcomes the one who sent me. For the one who is least among you all is the greatest.” Luke 9:48
I honestly cannot say I understand today’s reading from Genesis, how to apply it to life, or how to figure out something to say about it. It’s harsh. Just harsh. The psalm doesn’t bring me anymore understanding. In verse 9 I can’t help but thing “except when she send you back to continue being a mistreated slave”. Sometimes I have issues with the old testament… It’s so colored by the time in which it was written.
Well… There is at least a tone of kindness to Luke right now… I still don’t understand Genesis for today, but at least Jesus was a nice guy…