Prayer: As often as we are told to listen, may we hear your voice, Lord. Amen
Reading: Psalm 81: 1-10 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
“Listen to me.” “If you will only listen.” “My people won’t listen.” “O that my people would listen.”
Four times in the first 13 verses God implores us to listen. Today God still pleads with us to "listen.” We need to listen to God and pay attention to God’s words and warnings.
I awoke this morning and heard a bird singing outside my window even though it was cloudy and drizzly. What a joyous sound!
God speaks to us in so many ways. Take heed. Obey!
-- Alice Yeakel
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