Scripture Reading -
1 Corinthians 1:4-7
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind - just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you - so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Devotional - "The Price of Grace"
Costly grace is the sanctuary of God; it has to be protected from the world and not thrown to the dogs. It is therefore the living Word, the Word of God, which God speaks as it pleases God. Costly grace confronts us as a gracious call to follow Jesus; it comes as a word of forgiveness to the broken spirit and the contrite heart. Grace is costly because it compels a person to submit to the yoke of Christ and follow him; it is grace because Jesus says: “My yoke is easy and my burden is light…”
A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Daily Meditations from His Letters, Writings, and Sermons.
Practicing Our Faith
Meditate on the mystery of God entering history. Read John 1:14, remembering that “Word” in this verse refers to Jesus Christ. The apostle John writes that “the Word became flesh.” Hold this mystery before God and ask him to help it take root in the deepest recesses of your soul.
A Spiritual Formation Workbook by James Bryan Smith and Lynda Graybeal
- "Acceptance of God's Will"
I said, “Let me walk in the fields.”
He said, “Nay, walk in the town.”
I said, “There are no flowers there.”
He said, “No flowers, but a crown.”
I said, “But the sky is black,
There is nothing but noise and din.”
But he wept as he sent me back—
“There is more,” he said, “there is sin.”
George MacDonald (1824-1905)