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.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Reflection on readings for July 7

Give ear to my words, O Lord;
give heed to my sighing.
(Psalm 5:1)

1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17
More attention is given to mothers than is usual in biblical genealogical lists.

Acts 25:1-27
Paul is in a Roman prison accused of stirring up unrest. Although the Romans may not have cared if Paul was saying some things that the Jews thought was sacrilegious, they did care a lot for public order.
Paul insisted that he had done no wrong to the Jews. King Agrippa (whose wife was Jewish) wanted to talk to Paul himself.

Psalm 5:1-12
Let us pray to the Lord to hear our needs. Let us pray for those things that God wants us to want. And as we pray for what we want, let us be worthy of that asking and receiving.

Proverbs 18:19
An ally offended is stronger than a city;
such quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

Prayer for Today: Choose a prayer from Joan Stott's website The Timeless Psalms.

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