Isaiah 22:19-23; Psalm 138:1-3,6,8; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-2
On a busy summer afternoon in New York City’s Times Square, two men, only a few feet apart, carry two very different forms of identification cards. The first man proudly offers his card as payment for an excellent meal in a trendy restaurant. It’s the “Black Centurion Credit Card” – offered by invitation only to an elite group of customers. As the hype promises, the card provides “whatever you need, whenever you need it.” The card identifies the man as a member of that exclusive club that says, “I’ve made it. I’ve arrived.” Just outside the restaurant on a nearby corner, another somewhat different card is offered as identification to passersby as the second man, homeless, receives donations. Now common…
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