2017 September

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 »

Luke 16:1-13

Introduction Luke 16:1-13: As Jesus continues his journey toward Jerusalem, he heals more people and talks to his disciples and others about what it means to be faithful servants of God. In today̵... Read More »

Luke 12:32-48

Introduction Luke 12:32-48: Jesus tells his disciples to sell what they have and give the money to the poor, assuring them that their real treasure is in heaven. He implores them to be like faithful s... Read More »

Luke 12:13-31

Introduction Luke 12:13-31: Jesus tells a story about a rich man who stores up many provisions but is poor in the sight of God. Then he tells his disciples not to worry about food or clothing, and poi... Read More »

Luke 12:1-12

Introduction Luke 12:1-12: Today we begin reading from the Gospel of Luke. Jesus warns his disciples against the dishonest teachings of the Pharisees. He tells them not to be afraid of other people, a... Read More »

1 Corinthians 3:1-23

Introduction 1 Corinthians 3:1-23: Paul reminds the Corinthians of the work he and other apostles have done among them. Their message emphasizes the cross of Christ. Yet other teachers make fun of Pau... Read More »

1 Corinthians 2:1-16

Introduction 1 Corinthians 2:1-16: Paul continues to describe how God’s wisdom works in the world. God’s wisdom uses power in ways that differ from the wisdom of the world. God’s Spi... Read More »

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