Observation: As I read the readings before I went to our communion service this morning, I was feeling like too much of a sinner to be worthy of reflecting on the Word of God. However, I felt that this story of Jotham was speaking to me directly, I just didn’t understand completely what it was saying. As I sat in my office, after attending our communion service this morning, I realized that it was Jotham’s willingness to voice his distaste for the way the leader was selected. For me, I take this to mean that I should not just accept the way the world is and policies that our government has accepted as law, and I need to start screaming more.
Personification: Peace In order to be able to display the fruit of peace in my life, I must start screaming about the injustices that exist in this world. I don’t know if it will affect anyone who hears it, but I feel secure after reading this scripture today that God will hear and the injustice will eventually be made right.
Prayer: Lord, I pray for all the men and women who are taken advantage of in this world, for the purposes of satisfying our lust for sex and pornography. It is my hope that all the people involved with setting up websites that take advantage of men and women, as well as the people involved in the sex traffic trade, will be brought into the light and shamed into stopping this horrible practice of using people. I ask this, as always, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit. Amen.
- How Do We Eradicate Injustice and Poverty? (christianitymatters.wordpress.com)
- We must not live for the ways of this World (foodforthespiritualsoul.wordpress.com)
- Proverbs 2:9-15 (samisaacson.wordpress.com)