In this story, believers behave badly and the collateral damage of their actions harms others. Yet, God remains committed to bless all – those within the Abrahamic covenant, and those outside of it. In this story, God blesses the outsider who is rejected by the believers, thus demonstrating God’s love for all. We may be recipients of God’s gracious covenant, but there is blessing enough for all.
Opening Hymn: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
Closing Doxology: Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow