Monday, August 1
God promises Abram descendants that will be more numerous than the stars. Abram believes God, and through this faith he is considered righteous.
Tuesday, August 2
The Psalmist acknowledges that God is our helper and our shield; that God will not fail us as we put our trust in God.
Wednesday, August 3
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
This famous passage on faith reminds us that, like Abraham and Sarah, we can face an unknown future and receive God’s promises when we trust God.
Thursday, August 4
Jesus encourages his followers to live courageously and generously, always being on alert to see where we can serve Christ by serving each other.
Friday, August 5
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13 (NRSV)
This week’s readings have shown us and reminded us that we can trust God with our lives and need not be anxious about anything. Rather, we should live with joy and peace, serving our neighbor.