Musings on Scripture

Steven Secker

    20th November 2016

    Jeremiah 23:1-6 1Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. 2Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: “It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So …

    13th November 2016

    2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 6We command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us, 7for you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us. We were not idle when we were with you, …

    6th November 2016 (All Saints’ Day)

    Psalm 149 1Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the faithful. 2Let Israel be glad in its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King. 3Let them praise His name with dancing, making melody to Him with tambourine and lyre. 4For the Lord takes …

    30th October 2016

    Habakkuk 1:1 – 2:4 1This is the oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3Why do you make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife …

    23rd October 2016 Joel

    Joel 2:23-32 23O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the Lord your God; for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the later rain, as before. 24The threshing floors shall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine …

    23rd October 2016

    Luke 18:15-30 15People were bringing even infants to Jesus that He might touch them. When the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it, 16but Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the …

    16th October 2016

    2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5 14Continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, 15and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for …

    9th October 2016

    Luke 17:11-19 11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As He entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14When He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” As …

    2nd October 2016

    Genesis 1:20-31 20God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” 21So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind; and …

    25th September 2016

    Luke 16:19-31 19“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick …

    18th September 2016

    Psalm 79 1O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins. 2They have given the bodies of your servants to the birds of the air for food, the flesh of your faithful to the wild animals of the earth. 3They have poured out …

    11th September 2016

    Jeremiah 4:11-18† 11It will be said to this people and to Jerusalem: A hot wind comes from me out of the bare heights in the desert toward my poor people, not to winnow or cleanse — 12a wind too strong for that. Now it is I who speak in judgment against them. 13Look! He comes …

    4th September 2016

    Jeremiah 18:1-11 1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2“Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” 3So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s …