Archive for June 29th, 2009

Proper 9/Ordinary 14 – 2 Samuel 5:1, 2b-3

We are approaching the fifth Sunday after Pentecost, and the lectionary offers the following scriptures: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12-2-10 and Mark 6:1-13. Alternative scriptures are Ezekiel 2:1-5 and Psalm 123.

From 2 Samuel 5:1, 2b-3 – Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh…The LORD said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel.” So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel.

The people of Israel saw themselves as David’s flesh and bone, and I like to think of us as God’s flesh and bone. May God speak to each of us so we might know how best to respond to this awesome responsibility.

Prayer:

Gracious God, use our hands and feet, our flesh and bone, in service to you and your children. AMEN.


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