Proper 15(20) Year C

God Judges Exploitation and Marginalization (Isaiah 3ff.)
Bible Commentary

A recurring charge throughout the book of Isaiah is that the leaders were unfaithful to God’s covenant because they...

God’s Vineyard
Daily Reflection

In Isaiah 5, the people of Israel are portrayed as God’s vineyard, with God as the owner and tender of the vineyard....

Awaiting His Rescue
Daily Reflection

Not only are we dependent on Jesus’ forgiveness, but we also need him to grant us supernatural peace in these dark...

Turn Us Again!
Daily Reflection

The words of verse 3 serve as a refrain in Psalm 80, appearing again with slight changes in verses 7 and 19. The first...

Best of Daily Reflections: Where Is God’s Country?
Daily Reflection

Rise up, O God, and judge the earth, for all the nations belong to you.Psalms 82:8Where is God’s country? Plenty...

God’s Call to Justice
Daily Reflection

Psalm 82 envisions a heavenly court in which God, as judge, pronounces judgment on the gods for their failure to do...

Realizing the Faith (Hebrews 10:19–11:40)
Bible Commentary

Following Jesus is hard work, and only faith in the eventual fulfill­ment of his promises can keep us going. “Now...

Endure Hardship and Pursue Peace (Hebrews 12:1-16)
Bible Commentary

Hebrews moves from providing examples of faithful saints to pro­viding challenges for the people of its own day. Like...