December 12, 2015
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
The Sixth Day Exercise
NOTE TO READERS: As you are aware by now, I have gone offline in order to prepare for January on the Daily Text when we will cover the book of James. Given some big developments on the near horizon for our work at Seedbed I must get further ahead on the Daily Text writing. We will pick back up here on December 26.
In the mean time two assignments and an Advent option for you:
- Ask the Lord to lead you to a scripture text that might serve as a kind of north star for you in the coming calendar year. We will be focusing on that the week of December 26.
- Join in on the Advent Daily Text offline journey through my book, Not Yet Christmas: It’s Time for Advent. While we are now approaching week 3, you could still get an electronic copy immediately and with the Daily Text Community Price it should be under $4. Select the digital version HERE and use the discount code DTADVENT at check out.
- I’ll be checking in on the next couple of Saturdays for the Sixth Day Exercise which reminds me to remind you to do that now. Only four short questions for personal reflection.
In case you are new to the Sixth Day Exercise. In case you are just joining us, each week we share in an exercise called “The Sixth Day Exercise.” As Genesis 1 has it, God created human beings in his own image on the sixth day. Genesis 3 shows us the desecration of the image of God in our race which has only compounded itself across the centuries. It’s why the Image Bearer himself, Jesus Christ, came. His life, death, resurrection and ascension reversed the curse of sin and death and created a pathway whereby our broken race could be made gloriously whole again; restored to the Creator’s intent. Paul put it this way:
For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22.
Given we were made on the Sixth Day, it makes sense that we might stop and assess how it’s going on the long journey of being “remade” on each successive sixth day.
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J.D. Walt serves as Seedbed’s Sower in Chief. firstname.lastname@example.org.