I don’t believe there is much here to interpret except to try to understand what God would say to us today. I think that something to consider is that when our lives and the lives of our families are embedded in a sinful culture, it will take some careful thought and planning on how to eradicate the opportunities for sin. Perhaps this is one of the occasions where Jesus would say to us – Consider the cost before you come to follow me—compare with the story of the rich young ruler (Matt 19:16-24).
Have I closed all the open pathways that lead me to sin against God? In other words, is there anything I’m still involved in that leads me away from God?
Search me oh God and see if there be any wicked way in me? Then lead me in the way everlasting (Ps.139:23-24).
Search me oh God
In 2023, each week's blog is a follow-up reflection written by the preceding Sunday’s preacher to dig deeper into the sermon topic and explore engaging discussion questions.