Lectionary Readings for Sept. 15
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
1 Timothy 1:12-17
This week’s readings praise God’s merciful pursuit of God’s people. Jeremiah reminds the people that God’s judgment of evil is certain. In Exodus, God forgives the Israelites’ spiritual impatience and lack of trust that lead them to turn from God to an idol. Paul offers himself as an example of one found by God, transformed by the power of God’s mercy. Jesus tells stories that illustrate God’s great joy over each sinner who repents.