ISSL Reflections May 30, 2021, Jonah 3 Post 3

You can reread our focus passage of Jonah 3 here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jonah%203&version=NRSV VIII.As you read our focus passage notice where Jonah is –“So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord.” (Jonah 3:3) Notice what … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 30, 2021, Jonah 3 Post 2

You can reread our focus passage of Jonah 3 here –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jonah%203&version=NRSV And it would probably be a good idea to also read Jonah 1 –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jonah%201&version=NRSV V.In Jonah 3 we hear from Jonah and see the city’s response to Jonah’s “successful … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 23, 2021, Ezekiel 18:1-9, 30-32 Post 3

The focus passage in the NRSV translation can be found at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+18%3A1-9%2C+30-32&version=NRSV VII.As we look at this passage today, I invite you to focus on those sentences that offer some descriptions of what a righteous life might look like, Ezekiel … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 23, 2021, Ezekiel 18:1-9, 30-32 Post 2

The focus passage in the NRSV translation can be found at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+18%3A1-9%2C+30-32&version=NRSV IV.Did you notice Ezekiel mentions a proverb that seems to have been known and repeated by the people, “The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 16, 2021 Jeremiah 38:14-23 Post 3

This week’s passage can be found at –https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=jeremiah+38%3A14-23&version=NRSV VII.The more I look at King Zedekiah and more I listen to him, the more questions I have. He seeks out the advice or better the counsel of the prophet Jeremiah. But … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 16, 2021 Jeremiah 38:14-23 Post 2

Today I’ve included a link to Jeremiah 38 and 39, which reaches beyond our focus passage but gives an overview of the entire episodehttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=jeremiah+38+-+39&version=NRSV V.My attention over the last couple of days keeps being drawn back to King Zedekiah. Let’s … Continue reading

ISSL Reflections May 9, 2021, Isaiah 29:13-24 Post 2

This link will take you to our Scripture focus for the week-https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+29%3A13-24&version=NRSV IV.I have often become frustrated with Scripture passages like this one and like I see so often in the Psalms. There is some part of me that wants … Continue reading