Proper 9(14) Year C

Elisha’s Restoration of a Military Commander’s Health (2 Kings 5:1-14)
Bible Commentary

When Elisha cures the leprosy of Naaman, a commander in the army of Israel’s enemy, Syria, it has important...

Two Songs of Suffering and Praise
Blog

Horatio Spafford was well acquainted with personal tragedy. Following the death of a young son, he watched most of his...

Best of Daily Reflections: Avoiding the Trap of Self-Reliance
Daily Reflection

When I was prosperous, I said, “Nothing can stop me now!” Your favor, O LORD, made me as secure as a mountain....

Work’s Ultimate Meaning (Isaiah 60ff.)
Bible Commentary

Throughout the book, Isaiah encourages Israel with the hope that God will eventually put to right the wrongs the...

Come and See!
Daily Reflection

Psalm 66 celebrates God’s glory as it is revealed in his mighty works. This celebration is meant, not just for Jews,...

Come and Listen!
Daily Reflection

In Psalm 66, an anonymous poet celebrates God’s awesome deeds. His example of testifying to what God has done serves...

Working for the Good of Others (Galatians 6:1–10)
Bible Commentary

The first part of Galatians 6 employs a variety of work-related words to instruct Christians in how to care for others...

The Center of the Gospel (Galatians 6:11–18)
Bible Commentary

In his closing remarks, Paul reminds the Galatians of the center of the gospel, which is the cross of Christ: “May I...

Investing in Jesus’ Work (Luke 8:3; 10:7)
Bible Commentary

The parable of the shrewd manager teaches the importance of using money wisely.