I was struck by the Common English Bible’s use of the word “community” in this lectionary passage for this coming Sunday. It makes me think about the community I live in and serve amongst.
Where may God be calling forth a prophet from among my community today? How would I know when there is a prophet in our midst?
Keep reading, and we hear God say, “I’ll put my words in his mouth and he will tell them everything I command him” (vs. 18b). God’s word will be on the lips of the prophet.
I hope I will keep my ears open to whom is speaking the word of God in my community today. I hope you will too.
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