Today's readings are Psalm 63.1-5, 8-11, Leviticus 26.21-33, 39-44, and Luke 14.1-24.
We see a common theme in all our readings today. God will bring rest and blessing to his people in the place and in the way that he chooses. He will gather his people by faith, in repentance, and will meet their every needs. Those who refuse his grace will be condemned, those who trust in his promises will receive them.
How do we treat God's promises? Do we view them as that which we can earn? Do we view them as something we deserve somehow? Or do we view them as the blessings of a merciful God who gives them to undeserving people according to his good pleasure? Let us receive our Lord's promises with thanksgiving.