Today’s readings: Isaiah 45:11-48:11; Ephesians 4:1-16; Psalm 68:19-35; Proverbs 24:3-4
“For this is what the Lord says–he who created the heavens, he is God;
he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it;
he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited–
he says: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness;
I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right.” Isaiah 45:18-19
Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word; Curb those who by deceit or sword would wrest the kingdom from Your Son and bring to naught all He has done.
Lord Jesus Christ, Your pow’r make known, for You are Lord of lords alone; defend Your holy Church that we may sing Your praise eternally.
O Comforter of priceless worth, send peace and unity on earth; support us in our final strife and lead us out of death to life. ~hymn by Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Whose words do you trust? In whom do you trust? In what do you place your trust?
If it is not in Jesus Christ, your trust is in vain. He alone is Lord of Lords.
Turn our hearts to You and You alone, O Christ. You have the Words of eternal life! Amen.