Reading: James 4:8
‘Come near to God and he will come near to you…’

Thought: Over the last couple of days we have seen something of the darkside of human nature, our habit of destroying our relationships through criticism and gossip. Sadly, we can’t seem to help ourselves. How does God respond? If I were him, I’d have washed my hands of humanity a long time ago, but thankfully God is not like me. He responds with grace upon grace! He also offers this promise to all of us who are far from him, ‘come near to me and I will come near to you’.

Prayer: Lord help me in your grace to take a step towards you, a step away from destructive habits, knowing that as I do so, you come close to me.