Good Intentions Gone Bad
Today’s reading: Joshua 22:1-24:33
When we make vows and commitments to the Lord, we need to be sure we are trusting Him for strength to fulfill them. Jesus’ teaching about abiding in Him like a branch connected to a vine is very instructive (John 15:1-11). God is not glorified by the failures of our good intentions, but He is glorified when we confess them and repent promptly.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].