One Way or Another

Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 11.19.55 AMOur scripture readings for Sunday are Psalm 133 and Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32. Please read these passages in your favorite translation or you can read them from the Common English Bible below. As you read, please pray and meditate upon their meaning in your life and our shared lives.

Psalm 133
A pilgrimage song. Of David.
Look at how good and pleasing it is
    when families[a] live together as one!
2 It is like expensive oil poured over the head,
    running down onto the beard—
        Aaron’s beard!—
    which extended over the collar of his robes.
3 It is like the dew on Mount Hermon
    streaming down onto the mountains of Zion,
    because it is there that the Lord has commanded the blessing:
        everlasting life.
Footnotes:
Psalm 133:1 Or brothers (and sisters); the term often encompasses extended family relationships.
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Israel and God’s faithfulness
So I ask you, has God rejected his people? Absolutely not! I’m an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God hasn’t rejected his people, whom he knew in advance.
29 God’s gifts and calling can’t be taken back. 30 Once you were disobedient to God, but now you have mercy because they were disobedient. 31 In the same way, they have also been disobedient because of the mercy that you received, so now they can receive mercy too. 32 God has locked up all people in disobedience, in order to have mercy on all of them.
Bible quotations from the Common English Bible, copyright 2011

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