Great Plains Daily Devotional for 05/17/2016

Today please be in prayer for

Ebenezer (Olpe) UMC
Madison, KS UMC
Flint Hills District
Emporia: First UMC
Flint Hills District

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This Week's Lectionary

Day of Pentecost - Red

Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:14-17
John 14:8-17

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Today's Devotional

Job 14:1-14

14‘A mortal, born of woman, few of days and full of trouble,
2   comes up like a flower and withers,
   flees like a shadow and does not last.
3 Do you fix your eyes on such a one?
   Do you bring me into judgement with you?
4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?
   No one can.
5 Since their days are determined,
   and the number of their months is known to you,
   and you have appointed the bounds that they cannot pass,
6 look away from them, and desist,
   that they may enjoy, like labourers, their days.
7 ‘For there is hope for a tree,
   if it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
   and that its shoots will not cease.
8 Though its root grows old in the earth,
   and its stump dies in the ground,
9 yet at the scent of water it will bud
   and put forth branches like a young plant.
10 But mortals die, and are laid low;
   humans expire, and where are they?
11 As waters fail from a lake,
   and a river wastes away and dries up,
12 so mortals lie down and do not rise again;
   until the heavens are no more, they will not awake
   or be roused out of their sleep.
13 O that you would hide me in Sheol,
   that you would conceal me until your wrath is past,
   that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
14 If mortals die, will they live again?
   All the days of my service I would wait
   until my release should come.