God has it figured out

by Pastor Pete Panitzke on May 04, 2021

God has it figured out! That's the message I get from our lessons from today. 

Life was a mess in 1 Samuel 6-8. The ark of God's covenant was in Philistine control. Plague was ravaging the Philistines. And to top it all off, the Israelites ask for a king. The LORD says it is because "they have rejected me as their king." In spite of that rebellion, God gives them a king because God has it figured out. He already knew that he would use kings like David to bless his people in the future. 

Life was a mess in Acts 15:36-16:15.  Jesus' great missionaries Paul and Barnabas have an argument about their traveling companion John Mark. It is such a sharp argument, that don't work together any more. But God has it figured out. God uses that division to multiply the mission work, and many years later John Mark will be a trusted coworker of both Paul and Peter. 

What is a mess in your life right now? May our lessons for today assure you that God has it figured out! Psalm 131 is my prayer today: 
 
My heart is not proud, LORD, 
    my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
    or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself,
    I am like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child I am content.
Israel, put your hope in the LORD
    both now and forevermore. Amen. 

Confirmation Service Links

One of links to a confirmation service did not work in my email yesterday. You can find both confirmation services on our St. Paul's Muskego YouTube channel here. 

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