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, November 15, 2016

Reflection on Jeremiah 36:21-23

The people of Jerusalem (and out of Jerusalem) had gathered at the temple. At the gate of the temple, Baruch read from the scroll that recorded the words that the Lord had spoken to Jeremiah. (Jeremiah was not allowed to speak there.) Although the king himself had not been in attendance, he got a report. When he heard the words that Baruch had read, the officials directed him to bring the scroll and read it to them.

When they related the words to the king, he began cutting off pieces of the scroll and threw them in the fire.

Back to us: When we are told what God wants us to do, and it's not something we want to do, do we react the way the king did?

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