His Time – Meditatio: Psalm 31, Proverbs 14, Of New Obedience

 

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Psalm 31In today’s Meditatio Hour, Rev. Jonathan Fisk meditates on:

1. Psalm 31:9-10, 14-19

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress;
    my eye is wasted from grief;
    my soul and my body also.
10 For my life is spent with sorrow,
    and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
    and my bones waste away.

11 Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,
    especially to my neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
    those who see me in the street flee from me.
12 I have been forgotten like one who is dead;
    I have become like a broken vessel.
13 For I hear the whispering of many—
    terror on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
    as they plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, O Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hand;
    rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
16 Make your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your steadfast love!
17 O Lord, let me not be put to shame,
    for I call upon you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
    let them go silently to Sheol.
18 Let the lying lips be mute,
    which speak insolently against the righteous
    in pride and contempt.

2. Proverbs 14:5

A faithful witness does not lie,
    but a false witness breathes out lies.

3. “Of New Obedience” in the Augsburg Confession

In the Time of the Church we study Article VI of the Augsburg Confession regarding faith and works. Purchase your copy of the Book of Concord at cph.org or view it online at bookofconcord.org/augsburgconfession.php#article6.

All Scripture texts posted are English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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