10 minute lectio

the readings

"...I give to him my covenant of peace."
"...hold fast to what is good."
the thinking
  • What is a covenant of shalom?
  • Why is it the result of this zealous act?
  • Why does God tell Moses to announce this covenant?
  • What is meant by "good"?
  • How does one hold fast to good?
the writing
God is all about his kingdom, his rule. God's rule is the wholeness--the shalom--we crave. Doing his will is what we truly desire, for this is what we were created to be and do. But here, in this time and place, God's rule co-exists with brokenness. His kingdom is not yet consummated. Therefore, here in this time and place we must be zealous for his glory, even if this zeal is sometimes prickly.

NOTE: this is the last lectio on these readings. The next reading is Matthew 7:24-27.

lectio one
lectio two
lectio three
lectio four
lectio five


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