Resisting the Golden Calf




Wednesday, May 22, 2012

Psalm 106

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The sweep of God’s covenant reviewed in Psalm 105 takes place again in today’s psalm. Here, however, the focus is upon the sinful rejection of God’s promises to our ancestors. Repeated acts of infidelity on the part of God’s people bring not rejection and abandonment from God, but even greater expressions of God’s fidelity.

As you scan the movement of your life, where have you been unfaithful to the Lord? The purpose of this is not to call up the ravages of guilt and remorse, but rather to place the Lord’s loving acts toward you into even greater relief.

Who or what is your golden calf? Make the psalm personal to you. The same evils that tempted our ancestors are focused upon us today—all variations of the golden calf.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
Your steadfast love forever v. 1
Help me when you deliver. v. 4
Glory in Your heritage v. 5
Blessed be the Lord our God. v. 48

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Due to an early Easter in 2013, weeks 7 and 8 from the Epiphany Season, which were omitted, are now added to the first two weeks at the beginning of the season of Pentecost. The Monday-to-Friday readings for this week are from the Seventh Week in Epiphany, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms. During Lent we read the Psalms of Ascent, 120-134.


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