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.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Reflection on the readings for November 8

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
And let all the people say, "Amen."
Praise the Lord.
(Psalm 106:48)

Ezekiel 18:1-19:4
A father's righteousness will not prevent his son from being punished for his sins; nor will a righteous son be punished for his father's sins. Note what were considered punishable sins: adultery, robbery, and oppression of the poor and needy.

However, even the sinful can be forgiven and the righteous punished for turning to sin.

Hebrews 9:1-10

Psalm 106:32-48
God forgave them over and over.

Proverbs 27:10
Do not forsake a friend or the friend of your parent;
do not go into the house of your kindred in the day of your calamity.
Better is a neighbor who is near than a kindred who is far away.

Prayer for Today:  Pray Psalm 106:47-48.

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