Today's Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Fri. Oct 20, 2017

Rom 4:1-8; Lk 12:1-7

Beware of the leaven — that is, the hypocrisy — of the Pharisees! The leaven of hypocrisy abounds today! I push it away every time it puffs itself up — unless of course it’s my own deceit. Often I rebuke in others the same arrogance I display. On Facebook I expose the inconsistencies of “friends” while papering over my own contradictions. Could I just be as honest with myself and with others as Jesus is with me? He says, “There’s nothing concealed that will not be revealed.” Could that include God’s mercy? God has such care for me, like a little sparrow. “Even the hairs of your head have all been counted.” So, let me count my blessings and be a blessing for others. Dear Lord, I said, “I will confess my faults,” and you took away the guilt of my sin.