The Samaritan spends the night

Sunday, July 15. Deuteronomy 30: 9-14; Luke 10: 25-37

Sometimes the point of scripture is the transcendence of the Holy One. This was something Isaiah knew well—“Truly, you are a God who hides yourself” (45: 15) —as did the long-suffering Job. So did Paul, who comes to a point in his Epistle to the Romans when he realizes he cannot go any further. “O the depth of the riches of the wisdom of God!” he writes. “How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” (11:33).


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