The following passages are from the lessons and psalms for October 11. They contain key words that give us much to ponder as we prepare to hear them at worship on Sunday.
Amos 5, Turn to God, hold fast to God and live. Turn to what is good and hold fast to that and not evil, that you may live.
They hate him who reproves in the gate and they abhor him who speaks truth.
Whoever is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.
Mark 10: You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.
Psalm 112, Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful and righteous.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, whose grace always precedes and follows us, help us to forsake all trust in earthly gain and to find in You our heavenly treasure;
Psalm 90, So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Return, O Lord! How long? Lord you have been our dwelling place in all generations…A thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past.