Monday, November 19, 2012 – Proper 29/Ordinary 34, Year B
This is the last week of the lectionary year. Next week we will set our sights on Advent. In some congregations, this coming Sunday is known as Reign of Christ Sunday. The scriptures for this week include: 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18); Revelation 1:4b-8 and John 18:33-37. Alternate passages include: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and Psalm 93.
2 Samuel 23:1a, 3-4 – These are the last words of David…The God of Israel has spoken, the Rock of Israel has said to me: One who rules over people justly, ruling in the fear of God, is like the light of morning, like the sun rising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land.
Refreshing leadership – that is the phrase that came to mind after reading these verses. Leadership which is both just and God-centered is like a perfect morning when you can sense the presence of God surrounding you.
Prayer: Loving God, whether we lead a family or a work team, help us to be the people you want us to be. Amen.