2017 September

James 5:1-20

Introduction James 5:1-20: The author warns the rich that God calls for justice for all people. Then he tells the followers of Christ to be patient until the Lord returns, to avoid swearing or making ... Read More »

James 4:1-17

Introduction James 4:1-17: The author cautions followers of Jesus against living by the ways of the world rather than following the ways of God. He calls for humility in words and in actions. Again, h... Read More »

James 3:1-18

Introduction James 3:1-18: Followers of Jesus are warned to be careful to choose their words wisely, and not brag or say mean things about others. They are also reminded to follow God’s wisdom a... Read More »

James 2:1-26

Introduction James 2:1-26: The writer encourages God’s people to turn away from doing evil and to obey God’s perfect law, which includes helping the needy, orphans and widows. The people o... Read More »

James 1:1-27

Introduction James 1:1-27: Today we begin reading the book of James. Church tradition holds that this book was written by James, the brother of Jesus. The writer begins by encouraging readers to seek ... Read More »

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

Introduction Ecclesiastes 3:1-15: Today’s reading is from Ecclesiastes. The author emphasizes that the answers to many of life’s questions are difficult to find. In today’s passage, ... Read More »

Proverbs 3:1-35

Introduction Proverbs 3:1-35: Today’s passage is written from the perspective of Wisdom herself. She says to trust God and to allow oneself to be corrected. She says that wisdom is more precious... Read More »

Proverbs 2:1-22

Introduction Proverbs 2:1-22: In Proverbs, wisdom itself is a character. In today’s passage, wisdom guides people in decision-making and protects them from deceit. It promotes justice and keeps ... Read More »

Proverbs 1:1-33

Introduction Proverbs 1:1-33: Today we begin reading from Proverbs. The purpose and theme of the entire book are summarized in today’s reading: the proverbs are meant to teach wisdom and self-co... Read More »

Luke 16:14-31

Introduction Luke 16:14-31: The Pharisees mock Jesus for his teachings about money. Jesus tells them that God sees their hearts and knows how much they love money. He tells the story of the poor man L... Read More »

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