Psalm 46 The Voice (VOICE)
For the worship leader. A song of the sons of Korah, a song for sopranos.[a]
This song is attributed to the sons of Korah. It praises God for His strength and protection and for Jerusalem and its temple where God uniquely dwells. It invites the world to witness a future when wars and striving will cease and all the nations know and worship the one True God.
1 God is our shelter and our strength.
4 A pure stream flows—never to be cut off—
8 Come, gaze, fix your eyes on what the Eternal can do.
Jeremiah 22:18-30 The Voice (VOICE)
18 So this is what the Eternal says
Eternal One: Upon his death, no one in his family will weep and say,
20 (to Jerusalem) Go to the mountains of Lebanon and cry out.
24 As surely as I live, I declare the following about Coniah (son of Jehoiakim), king of Judah: Even though you were a signet ring on My right hand, I have torn you away. 25 I will drop you into the hands of those who want you dead, those you fear—Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon) and his Chaldean army. 26 I will cast you and your mother into another country, where you were not born. It will be there, in that foreign land, where you will die. 27 Though they will long to come back to this land you call home, they will never return.
28 Is this man, Coniah, a broken and worthless pot?
30 Eternal One: Write in the record that this man is childless and disgraced.
Luke 18:15-17 The Voice (VOICE)
15 Some people brought infants to Jesus, hoping He would touch them in blessing. The disciples rebuked them for doing so, 16 but Jesus called to the people.
Jesus: Let the little children come to Me. Never hinder them! Don’t you realize—the kingdom of God belongs to those who are like children? 17 You can depend on this: if you don’t receive the Kingdom as a child would, you won’t enter it at all.