Daily Bread

From Today's Office
For the LORD is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84:11a
The Bible calls our “crackedness” sin. But we can understand this term only if we begin at the beginning, recognizing that God designed humans for relationships with God and others, for the good of others and the world. The gospel that unleashes the cycle of grace gives us as much insight into the meaning of “sin” as it does the meaning of grace. —Scot McKnight, Embracing Faith, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day

Loving Savior, you tell me of a leader of the synagogue who objected when you healed a crippled woman, because you healed her on the Sabbath. I see that he placed regulations above human need. May I have freedom today to follow your Spirit, which blows wherever it wills, instead of following my old ways. Amen.

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