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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Reflection on the readings for November 5

O give thanks to the Lord.
We call on your name....
We seek you and your strength;
we seek your presence continually.
(adapted from Psalm 105:1, 4)

Ezekiel 12:1-14:11
The Lord tells Ezekiel to preach to the people, "Tell them not to listen to false prophets." How do we apply this command to our present time?

Hebrews 7:1-17
"When the order of the priest changes, there has to be a change in the Law as well." How do we apply this assessment to our present time?

Psalm 105:37-45
These verses 3 remind those ancient people of particular acts for which they should be grateful. The Lord had delivered them from captivity in Egypt, led them through the wilderness, provided for them food and drink. We who have come later can fill in our own reasons for gratitude, the gifts provided to us, the direction shown to us. And we can, like them, remember to live the way that the Lord intended.

Proverbs 27:3
A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,
but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.

Prayer for Today: O Lord, help us to heed Ezekiel's warning not to listen to false prophets. And, when we are able to discern the true from the false, prod us into sharing your word. Amen.

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