The Lord has done great things for us,
and we rejoiced.
They received great gifts and reacted with great disobedience. They deserve what is coming.
3 John 1:1-14
Dissension in the church over who should be welcomed. Sound timely?
A remembrance that after sorrow came joy; a prayer during sorrow that joy will come again.
If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.
The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.
If a king judges the poor with equity,
his throne will be established forever.
Prayer for Today: O Lord, you have given us instructions on how to live. Help us now to pay attention to them. When we are welcomed into a community, help us to extend that welcome to your people even if they aren't like us in every way. Remind us of what you have done for us. Remind us of how we should respond. Amen.