1. Each time I read 13:2, I can’t help but reflect on a philosophy of mine. The philosophy is simply, and it says my bad day, no matter how bad it is, you will not know about it (unless you ask). My bad day will not turn my disposition into such that it makes your day (or the moment) bad also. This is much easier said than done, but the goal is to be at the ready to entertain with a charitable disposition all who come along.
2. Covetousness is the deadly and silent killer of souls. It is a plague that people can’t (or hardly) see. It is a form of idolatry that prevents us from bowing down, but allows us to submit to indulgence.
3. The nature of God is the same throughout the years; as each generation comes and goes, as each epoch of time has its own covenant, God is the same. He will not compromise his own will and He will render mercy to all who depend on Him.