Once again, the Scriptures remind us of our spiritual formation: daily life. In the passage, the writer makes these three points: One, everyday life is not out of reach for His grace. Two, daily life needs His redemption. And three, He claims all of the here and now. The text establishes the all-encompassing reach of His grace by the range of daily life elements enumerated in the passage: from something as trivial as brotherly love to parts of the human experience so intimate as marriage and sexuality.
For Your Consideration
- Why are to-do lists safe and empowering?
- Why would the Scriptures address topics such as money, love, hospitality, and human sexuality?
- What are the risks of looking at our spiritual leaders without considering His immutability?
- How does facing reproach when imitating Him help our spiritual formation?
- How are suffering and worship related?
- Our suffering does not necessarily indicate our spiritual maturity as His disciples. So why does the text suggest that reproach is integral to our spiritual formation?