Again this week, we will be asked to contemplate upon ordinary, but yet very important concepts for our life in Christ. A theme might be, “to listen”, first to the Word of God, as instructed by Deuteronomy, but followed very closely by, “our acting upon” what has been planted in our hearts as taught by James. Our brother Jesus teaches us to be true to our hearts for that is all that makes us unclean or unworthy, not the keeping or breaking of laws that lack love. Jesus is basically telling us to, “Listen up” and act upon what we have heard. Blessings on each of you as you listen to and act upon what you have heard in your hearts.
A special note: We will be away for this next Sunday, returning on the following Sunday, September 6th—Pastor Dick Dahl will be with you—thanks so much for the prayers; we have been having a marvelous time! And we are missing you all!
Peace and love,
- Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
- James 1: 17-18, 21-22, 27
- Mark 7: 1-8, 14-16, 21-23