I think today's story of the ‘man of God from Judah’ and the ‘old prophet from Bethel’ to be one of the most fascinating in the Bible. Prophets who lie will certainly be judged harshly by God. And we will see in 2nd Kings that the prophecy of the man of God from Judah was completely fulfilled. And we hear Ahijah's prophecy against Jeroboam. We also hear of the end of the reign of Solomon's son, Rehoboam. And do you think that Shishak took the ark to Egypt?
Today we read the stanzas for Qoph and Resh. I love this verse:
160 The very essence of your words is truth;
all your just regulations will stand forever.
The story of the woman caught in adultery shows so many things: Jesus' authority, his wisdom in defeating the Pharisees, his mercy, and that being forgiven does not give one license to sin. One of Jesus' seven great ‘I am’ statements happens in this reading: “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”