Sunday, May 31, 2015

This week's lesson (May 30-June 5): following Jesus in everyday life

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your nick, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.            -- Proverbs 3:3f, NIV.
"You must also be ready," said Jesus, "because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

"Yes, you are like the children whose parents gave them the job of mowing the lawn and weeding the yard and feeding the dog while the parents go into town for a day of shopping -- and it will be good for those children if their parents find them doing all these things when those parents return.

"But suppose those children says to themselves, 'Our parents delay their coming; indeed, they shall not be home again before it is night'  -- and straightaway they do text all their friends so that all those friends come over to the house, and they all do eat and drink and get drunk, and great is the noise thereof.

"I tell you the truth," said Jesus, "the parents of those children shall come home at a time when they are not expected, at an hour when it is most inconvenient, and there shall be weeping and wailing and a great gnashing of teeth.

"For you have been trusted much," said Jesus. "That is why much is now expected of you."

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