I know I haven’t posted much here lately. But I am still writing. Wil Clarey Book 3 is moving along at a slow but steady pace. But there’s another bit of writing that I’ve been consistent with this year.
For the past few years I have been posting a Bible reading schedule each day.
The schedule is not exclusive to me. I use the Life Journal reading plan from You Version. I just post it on Facebook to make it accessible to more people and to provide a forum to comment about the reading.
This year I challenged myself to write a commentary on each day’s reading. I have surprised myself by being consistent with that every day. (1 month so far)
Today’s commentary (actually tomorrow’s since I write them a day in advance) contains a little more passion than most. I decided that, even though I don’t want this blog to become preachy, this would be a good one to share.
Here’s the entry:
Reading for February 3, 2022
“But the voice spoke again: “Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean.””
Acts of the Apostles 10:15 NLT
I admit, when I first saw this I thought, “See, vegans can’t use the Bible to back up their claims!”
That’s true. But this chapter goes way beyond food. In fact, the vision was intended for Peter to learn not to exclude people.
You might say, “But we don’t exclude people anymore.”
Okay, most people have suppressed the tendency toward racism, though it does still exist. But what about excluding people we see as failures.
It has gotten so bad that we now have a phrase for it. “Cancel Culture.”
Someone fails morally or ethically and we tend to think of them as no longer belonging to society. We stop buying their products, listening to their music, reading their books. You may even be tempted to think of them as less than human.
Let me declare right now that God loves each human being no matter what they have done. Their deeds may require they reap dire consequences, but God loves the death row inmate just as much as He loves me.
That’s a tough pill to swallow.
Are there people that you have thought of as not deserving God’s love? Do you think God loves each person enough to lay down His life for them? Can you make “cancel culture” a thing of the past?
If you are interested in following these Bible reading posts, search for the group “North Metro Life Journal” on Facebook.