I Corinthians 8.5 (CEB)
They even exceeded our expectations, because they gave themselves to the Lord first and to us, consistent with God’s will.
Expectations sometimes get confronted. (Just a heads up that my inner undergraduate Sociology nerd is about to come out). It was my senior year, last semester, and I had to take a course that I’d put off…Social-Psychology. I "heard" the professor was hard and there was a ton of work. On the first day of class we were given the syllabus. Looking over it, I was now positive that my fears were about to become a reality. This was going to be a really demanding class, but what are you going to do? It was a core class.
Upon doing the readings to prepare for the next class, I began to be really intrigued and interested in the subject matter of how the individual affects society and society affects the individual in an ongoing interplay of group and individual dynamics. Boy, I told myself, this looks interesting. And then the opening lecture drew me ever deeper in. Social-Psychology turned out to be one of my favorite classes. The main textbook still has a place of honor in my bookcase at home.
Our expectations get challenged from time to time. Scripture has the knack of doing it too. I read some scripture at one time in my life and learn something, and I read it again at another time and learn something more. Sunday, I think will be no different. So take a minute and look over the focus scripture from Proverbs, and lets meet together Sunday and maybe, just maybe, our expectations will be challenged again.
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church