Proper 17(22) Year C

Goodness and Defilement of Work (Jeremiah 2)
Bible Commentary

Long before Jeremiah lived, God declared that work is good for people (Genesis 1-2). As we have noted elsewhere,...

The Path to Worthlessness
Daily Reflection

In Jeremiah 2, the Lord speaks through the prophet to indict Jerusalem for rejecting God and his ways. The people...

Cracked Cisterns
Daily Reflection

In Jeremiah 2, the Lord explains why the Israelites have fallen into such grave difficulties. Verse 13 narrows down to...

The Economic Consequences of National Wrongdoings (Psalm 81, 85)
Bible Commentary

Despite the attention to personal judgment we have seen in Psalm 73, in most of Book 3, it is the nation of Israel that...

Honey from the Rock
Daily Reflection

In Psalm 81, the Lord invites Israel to receive the very best of his blessings. “Open your mouth wide,” he says,...

Virtues for Those in Business (Psalm 112)
Bible Commentary

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Hospitality (Hebrews 13:1–3)
Bible Commentary

Amid the various concluding exhortations in Hebrews 13, two have a special relevance for work. Let us begin with Hebrews...

Working Outside the Camp (Hebrews 13:11-25)
Bible Commentary

Fish Guts and the Kingdom of GodNancy Matheson Burns, CEO of food distributor Dole & Bailey, describes reconsidering...

Humble Service (Luke 9:46-50, 14:7-11, 22:24-30)
Bible Commentary

Jesus declares that leadership requires humble service to others, as we see in three additional passages. In the first...