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Loyalty and Faithfulness

Loyalty and Faithfulness

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Loyalty and faithfulness are a combination of qualities that occur in such passages asGen 24:49Exo 34:6Deut 7:9; and Psa 25:10and express the ideal relationship between people or between God and people. The twowords overlap considerably in their meanings. In Gen 47:29 the word rendered loyalty (Hebrew chesed) is used of the relationship of Joseph to his father Jacob and in Exo 34:6 of the relationship of the Lord to his own people. An essential element in loyalty is love, and the word is sometimes translated as “love.” njb says “faithful love.” More
Reyburn, William David, and Euan McG. Fry. A Handbook on Proverbs. New York: United Bible Societies, 2000. Print. UBS Handbook Series.
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Revised Common Lectionary

Sunday, July 9, 2017 | After Pentecost Proper 9 Year A


Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old TestamentGenesis 24:34–38, 42–49, 58–67 Psalm Psalm 45:10–17 or Song of Solomon 2:8–13 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament Zechariah 9:9–12 Psalm Psalm 145:8–14 New Testament Romans 7:15–25a Gospel Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30

Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.