Traditions and trust

Re: Verse reading – Luke 21:5-24 (day six)
I like traditions.  I am a “pattern” kind of person.  Up the same time every morning.  Same routine.  Comforting.  The danger comes when I begin to trust my traditions rather than God.  When a change in plans or job or health feels like a breach of contract.  When God can’t do “a new thing” without me reacting in anxiety and resistance.  Jesus warns us.  Things don’t stay the same.  They can’t. Even something as massive as the Jewish Temple was vulnerable.  The wise choice is to connect yourself to Christ with unbreakable bonds of loyalty.  Abide in Him.  Make Him the permanent, unchanging thing, rather than  familiar circumstances, family, job or traditions.  “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you” says the Psalm writer.  Good counsel for all of us who unconsciously think that life will always be the way it is now.  It won’t!  Let the adventure begin.  Trust God!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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