BEDROCK BELIEFS lesson two readings

UPDATE: week's lectios complete. God is good, is he not!

Day 6: Exodus 15:11-18
There are hidden parts of my self—hidden from others, hidden from me. How are these parts changed? How do I get to the place where I can recognize and confess them in community? Maybe a first step is daily, hourly, maybe minute-by-minute remembering who God is. Maybe asking the question in verse 11 over and over, rewriting it, asking it anew. Maybe.

Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
Day 7: John 1:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-15
Human, earthed life has been made holy by his presence. I do not understand how it is that God himself took on flesh. I do not understand how it is that the Divine Logos, the Second Person of the Triune God is even now the God-Man. I have no words—not even 1000-word pictures—adequate to the task of explanation. All I have is vague shadows, mere outlines, yet even these amaze me beyond comprehension.
Day 8: Psalm 90:1-17
Not sure if it slips my mind or gets pushed out by self, but too often I don't remember that God is not manageable and tidy. He does not fit neatly into my plans. He confronts all my plans and and my unplans.

(3-6)You return man to dust
and say, "Return, O children of man!"
For a thousand years in your sight
are but as yesterday when it is past,
or as a watch in the night.

You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream,
like grass that is renewed in the morning:
in the morning it flourishes and is renewed;
in the evening it fades and withers.
Day 9: Psalm 139:1-12
This week has been filled with undefined angst. A reminder of God's vastness (and my smallness) and holiness (and my natural uncleanness) is in order. Thank you God that the knowledge of you is too much. You are too vast to comprehend. You are too holy to stand before. And yet, you have taken up residence in my soul and I stand holy in your presence. I have no words.
Day 10: Psalm 139:13-24
Yahweh, help me to put myself in places where I will remember. I intend intentionality. I may start small. That is all I can do. But I will not stop and I will NOT be silent.


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