Friday, January 22, 2016

Hebrews 13:1-6

Hebrews 13:1-6
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

 I think this list could keep us all busy for quite some time.  The charge of being concerned about one another, instead of getting wrapped up in the self, is difficult enough, and then we move on to welcoming strangers into our home.  (This is the passage used by the guy who showed up at the church looking for money who told me he might be an angel in disguise.  Very deep disguise, if so, but certainly possible...)  Do we practice hospitality with graciousness?
  Oh, and once you have transformed the way you treat others, make sure that your marriage is strong.
  Once that is mastered, then work on your relationship with money -- have gratitude and contentment with what you have.  You have no need to be anxious and worried.  God will be with you, and so let go of the needless anxiety that is produced that causes us to seek more money to provide for ourselves in case God doesn't show up.
  God be with us as we face the challenges Scripture poses to us.  The faithful life is challenging, but it is ever so worth it, because it is the abundant, eternal life that gives back far more than it demands, even though it demands all we are.

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