September 29, 2019, Lectionary

Though the enemy army was at the gates, with the city about to be burned and its people deported, Jeremiah bought some land at God's bidding. This begins a couple chapters of hope in Jeremiah. Jeremiah 32:1-15

The promises are absolutely phenomenal. The invitation is to let our minds stay with God, Jehovah, the Almighty, to settle our love and trust on this God. Psalm 91:1-6, 14-15

Paul would instruct us to be rich in good works rather than in worldly wealth, because our God supplies all things to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:6-19

The setting for the parable of the rich man and Lazarus is in verse 14, "Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him" (NASB). Luke 16:19-31

Thoughts about Listening

I might look for actions I can do today to inspire hope in others. Jeremiah 32:1-15

Whatever my trouble, I can find a different perspective. Talking with a good listener sometimes helps in finding a more useful perspective. Psalm 91:1-6, 14-15

Give just plain listening to both the wealthy and the unwealthy. What most people need is a good listening to. 1 Timothy 6:6-19

In the jokes we tell, even the simple ones, there is always a subtext, or sub point, that rises from and affects emotions. Luke 16:19-31