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.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Reflection on readings for July 8

The Lord has heard my supplication;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
(Psalm 6:9)

1 Chronicles 5:18-6:81
The Chronicler  continues to relate the history of Israel and Judah in relationship to God.  The stories contain both reassurance and warning.

Acts 26:1-32
In his defense, Paul asserts that in all that he has done and said, he has been loyal to the intent of God.

Psalm 6:1-10
Psalm 6 is a plea for deliverance from a long, painful illness.

Proverbs 18:20-21
From the fruit of the mouth one's stomach is satisfied;
the yield of the lips brings satisfaction.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Prayer for Today: O Lord our God, come to us, encourage us to serve and testify to what we know about you and your will for your followers.  Forgive us for our sins. Open our eyes so that we may turn from darkness to light, from sin to obedience. Amen.

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