Lectionary Readings: AM Psalm 102; PM Psalm 107:1-32
Mal. 3:1-12; James 5:7-12; Luke 18:1-8
Paused at these verses:
Psalm 102: 14 For your servants hold its stones dear,
and have pity on its dust.
Malachi 3: 5 Then I will draw near to you for judgement; I will be swift to bear witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired workers in their wages, the widow, and the orphan, against those who thrust aside the alien, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.
James 5: 12 Above all, my beloved,* do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your ‘Yes’ be yes and your ‘No’ be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.
Luke 18: 4“Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, 5yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.” ’