Daily Dig for May 24Eberhard Arnold
Blessed are they who have heart. Blessed are they who build up love and peace and unity. Blessed are they who stand with the poor, and are themselves poor. Blessed are they who know themselves as beggars before the Spirit. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice and righteousness more than they hunger for food. They carry the suffering and pain of the world on their hearts. They do not think about themselves, for their whole heart is turned toward others.
Source: Salt and Light
Exodus 37King James Version (KJV)37 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: 2 And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about. 3 And he cast for it four rings of gold, to be set by the four corners of it; even two rings upon the one side of it, and two rings upon the other side of it. 4 And he made staves of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold. 5 And he put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, to bear the ark. 6 And he made the mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was the length thereof, and one cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 7 And he made two cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made he them, on the two ends of the mercy seat; 8 One cherub on the end on this side, and another cherub on the other end on that side: out of the mercy seat made he the cherubims on the two ends …
DEVOTION FOR SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018Revelation 19:1–10INVITATION TO A WEDDING
Most of us still get so-called snail mail, but we probably get a lot less than we used to. In the last decade the volume of mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service declined by 36 percent. It is presently at a 29-year low. A few things are still mailed—including Today in the Word! Many people also still send wedding invitations the old-fashioned way, although this too may be slowly changing.
In today’s text, invitations to the Lamb’s wedding are not sent by the postal service or Evite. First, the invitation is issued audibly by “what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder” (v. 6). The invitation is part of a larger ovation that celebrates the destruction of “the great prostitute” Babylon (v. 2).
Next, the Lamb’s wedding invitation is put in writing. The angel tells John to write, “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” (v.…