Thursday, March 23 (3:23)
Galatians: Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed.
I may have mentioned this already, but I've been listening to the Bible in a Year on the Hallow App. I like this for three reasons, one is that it is a somewhat young Catholic priest who reads it; it's read chronologically, which is very interesting; and you get a Catholic perspective, which is nice.
Yesterday was day eighty-one, and Father Mike explained that we were entering the chapter of Judges, and Samson was one such judge. We all know the story of Samson, how the Lord was with him because he took a vow and didn't cut his hair until Delilah seduced him. Samson's strength disappeared once his hair was cut. When it was cut, there was a moment when he expected God to be with him, only to find out that He wasn't, until his hair began to grow back.
The comment Father Mike made was something along the lines of, how often have we been going along with God when something derails us? What would it be like if we expected God to still be with us and He wasn't?
Thankfully, we know through faith, through Christ, that God will not abandon us.
The story of Samson illustrates today's verse from Galatians. Samson was governed by the law and his vow. It would be many generations before Christ arrived on the scene when our faith, through Christ, was revealed.
May this day be filled with the faith that the Lord is always with us and that we will never be alone.