A Lector’s Note

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”

This verse from the Apostle Paul’s second letter to Timothy describes the general Evangelical Christian view of the Bible.  Most would agree, however, that certain passages are much more interesting and useful than others.

I serve as a lector in my church, and from time to time I am asked to read a passage from the Old Testament or the Epistles.  This Sunday I am to read the entire first chapter of the Old Testament Book of Amos.  Is rather long and repetitious and contains promises of God’s destructive wrath against Israel’s and Judah’s neighbors.

I communicated with our church pastor and suggested that he might wish to provide pillows for the congregation.

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