Joe Handy reminds us to judge ourselves relative to God’s righteousness, and thus not be distracted from the work he requires us to do. The outlook for the world is persistently and dramatically negative. Extraordinary violence, and abuse of and disrespect for authority takes us ever closer to the edge of anarchy. This furor, external to ourselves, draws our constant attention and criticism. It’s an easy target. Do we consider ourselves? If we do, what do we see? By comparison to our environment, we probably look okay. But we ought to align our self-image with God`s perspective. To Him, we are but a breath, and our thinking is far removed from His holiness. So we should not get distracted by the disasters around us, nor caught up in our little personal circumstances. Rather we should lift our attention to Christ as our model and high priest. Reconciliation means reconciling first what we are relative to God’s standard, then our relationship with God itself, and then with each other. Is your view of yourself reconciled with God’s?
Psalm 39:4-6 — Eccl 1:13 — self image — ego — self evaluation — self reflection — self assessment — increase in knowledge — I Corinthians 1:26-30 — Colossians 2:6-7 — unleavened bread