Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2013 New Testament Challenge – Day 34 (Reflections on 1, 2, 3 John, Jude, and Hebrews)

Every year I participate in a special effort called the New Testament Challenge sponsored by a priest of the Orthodox Church in America. He encourages Christians to spend the Christmas Fast, also known as Advent) reading the entire New Testament as a preparation for Christmas. Each year I have done this, it has been blessing to me and I pray this year will be no different. As part of the New Testament Challenge, I endeavor to blog a bit about the reading for that particular day. I may miss a few, but I pray for those who follow this blog (NOW ALSO ON FACEBOOK) it will be a blessing.

Greed is a very old passion. It must have been, because Saint Paul was often reminding the faithful to
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." (Hebrews 13.5)
It is a good reminder this season for us to keep focused on what matters most in life, we are called to be children of God.

Until tomorrow…..Saint Paul’s advice is worth keeping!

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