Reflection — February 10th
I don’t know about you, but I find this passage quite difficult. The Psalmist, at first, seems to be offering a kind of prosperity theology — be obedient to God and he will bless you with good earthly things. Not only does that reek of the sort of TV evangelism which seems miles from the teachings of Jesus, but it doesn’t reflect our experience of life.
We all know loads of Godly people who get cancer, whose marriages fail, whose children die, whose careers do not prosper. We all, too, probably know loads of people who thrive and succeed with no place for Jesus in their lives.
I think the
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