Daily Reflections

Presence of God

by Beth Richardson on October 6, 2015 · 0 comments

St. Martin and the beggar

Tuesday, October 6. Read Job 23:1-9, 16-17. Compare Job 23:8-17 with Psalm 139:1-18. The psalmist is comforted by God’s presence. How does the fact that Job sees God’s unrelenting presence in a challenging way help explain his state of mind?

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Words from the Word: God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me; If only I could vanish in darkness, and thick darkness would cover my face!
-Job 23:16-17, NRSV

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us using a guided meditation on Mark 10:17-22. “What must I do to obtain eternal life?”

Spiritual Tools: Need grounding? This week’s spiritual practice is Learning How to Breathe.

Art Credit: St. Martin and the Beggar, San Francesco (Church: Assisi, Italy), Simone Martini 1283-1344. From Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimforest/986530941/.

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