Wednesday 26 September 2018

About Today Readings

Proverbs 30:5-9. Psalm 118(119):29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163. Luke 9:1-6.

Your word, O Lord, is a lamp for my feet—Psalm 118(119):29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163.

‘Give me neither poverty nor riches, but only the food which is necessary for me.’

Living as we do today in an affluent society, there are traps all round which trick us into believing we need to acquire maximum possessions. We want to be secure and successful and so we go on striving for more and more.

The writer from Proverbs warns us that when we are surrounded by plenty there is a strong tendency to grow so independent of God that he becomes a stranger to us. When Jesus instructed his disciples to take nothing for the journey, neither staff nor bread nor money, he was stressing the importance of vulnerability, of trusting in nothing but God.

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