It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Reflection on readings for July 13

Why, O Lord,
   do you stand far off?
Why do you hide yourself 
    in times of trouble?
(Psalm 10:1)

1 Chronicles 15:1-16:36
David has a house. The ark has a tent. When the ark is brought to Jerusalem, David dresses in fine linen, leads a parade of singers and musicians. His wife, Michal, Saul's daughter sees all of this and despises David.

After distributing gifts to the people, more ceremony follows.

Romans 1:18-32
Sin has consequences. For a checklist of sins to avoid, consider verses 29-31.

Psalm 10:1-15
A prayer from someone in despair.

Proverbs 19:6-7
Many seek the favor of the generous,
and everyone is a friend to the giver of gifts.
If the poor are hated even by their kin,
how much more are they shunned by their friends!

Prayer for Today: O Lord, forgive us for our sins. Lead us now into faithfulness. Amen.

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