Proper 13(18) Year C

God Undergirds All Work and Productivity (Psalm 107)
Bible Commentary

Psalm 107 relates human economic endeavors to the world of God’s creation. It is worth citing at length.Some went down...

A Cry for Help
Daily Reflection

“LORD, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress.Psalm 107:6Psalm 107 reminds us...

Achievement (Eccl 1:12-18)
Bible Commentary

First the Teacher explores achievement. He was both a king and a sage — an overachiever to use today’s terms —...

Wealth (Eccl 2:18-26)
Bible Commentary

Then the Teacher turns to wealth, which may be gained as a result of toil. What about the accumulation of wealth as the...

Anxiety When Unscrupulous People Succeed (Psalms 49, 50, 52, 62)
Bible Commentary

What I Wish I Had Said at the Occupy Wall Street Protest (Click Here to Read)In this daily reflection fromThe High...

Best of Daily Reflections: The Inevitability of Death
Daily Reflection

Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth...

Set Your Mind on Things Above: Heavenly Living for Earthly Good (Colossians 3:1–16)
Bible Commentary

This call to reorientation means that we reshape our lives to think and do according to Jesus’ ethics in situations he...

Concern for the Wealthy (Luke 6:25; 12:13-21; 18:18-30)
Bible Commentary

Jesus’ first problem with wealth is that it tends to displace God in the lives of wealthy people. “For where your...

Living Life Under God: The Rich Fool (Luke 12 Sermon Notes)
Sermon Notes

1. The SituationA man accosts Jesus demanding that he settle a dispute between himself and his brother about their...