Song of Songs 1.1-4.16; 2 Corinthians 8.16-24; Psalm 50.1-23; Proverbs 22.22-23
Perhaps one of the most difficult things for us to do, especially in the midst of our busy, crazy, overpacked lives, it to be sure we have a heart of thanksgiving. It is not that we do not want to be thankful or even that we are NOT thankful, it just is easier to get caught up in the motions and become trapped in our hectic schedules than to pause and give thanks. Spend some time today listing those things for which you are thankful to God.
What are your initial reactions as you read through this section of Song of Songs?
Why do you think people might have criticized the way Paul was handling the collection that had been given for the churches in Jerusalem?
Why do you think people find it easier to focus on the routine of our life and worship to God rather than having a heart that is really dedicated to Him?
Why is it so easy for people to take advantage of the poor, needy, and oppressed?