The text invites reflection upon the way in which trust in the promise of God permits a different perception, even of economic reality. The common economic view in which modern persons are schooled, capitalists and Marxists alike is scarcity. Social policy, personal conduct, and international politics are conducted on a presupposition of scarcity…..The matter of dividing up the wealth is a place at which the power of the promise and the ideology of scarcity come into urgent conflict.
Interpretation: Genesis, by Walter Brueggemann
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Beloved Saints at Grace,
This Sunday we continue our series in the story of Abram, where we are see another test as to whether he will trust the promises of God or judge by what he sees. In the previous narrative, Abram lets desperation and anxiety shape his perception, thus selling his wife for his own personal security. Now with limited resources in Genesis 13, will Abram seize his security at the expense of others again?
Today, will we allow our vision to focus on temporal certainties, or heed the words of YHWH today, “Lift up your eyes and see”? Will we seize what is “ours”, or trust in the boundless promises of God?
May the Lord bless you as you reflect on your motivations and His Word!
I look forward to worshipping with you in person and remotely this Sunday,
This Sunday: Genesis 13
"Lift Up Your Eyes and See"
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P.S. We will continue to hold in-person worship and livestream this week at 10:30 AM. As we mentioned previously, masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated folks.