Pre-Lent Reflections 2014

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March 4, 2014 - Tuesday of Quinquagesima

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

March 3, 2014 - Monday of Quinquagesima

But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)

March 2, 2014 - Quinquagesima

And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. (Luke 18:31)

March 1, 2014 - Saturday of Sexagesima

Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! For You are my rock and my fortress; and for Your name’s sake You lead me and guide me. (Psalm 31:2b-3)

February 28, 2014 - Friday of Sexagesima

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

February 27, 2014 - Thursday of Sexagesima

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

February 26, 2014 - Wednesday of Sexagesima

Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy. What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it. (The Small Catechism, Third Commandment)

February 25, 2014 - Tuesday of Sexagesima

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

February 24, 2014 - St. Matthias, Apostle

And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. (Acts 1:26)

February 23, 2014 - Sexagesima

As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. (Luke 8:15)

February 22, 2014 - Saturday of Septuagesima

Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord? Rouse Yourself! Do not reject us forever! For our soul is bowed down to the dust. Rise up; come to our help. (Psalm 44:23, 25a from the Introit for Sexagesima)

February 21, 2014 - Friday of Septuagesima

The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil. (John 7:7)

February 20, 2014 - Thursday of Septuagesima

What is man, that he can be pure? Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous? (Job 15:14)

February 19, 2014 - Wednesday of Septuagesima

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. (The Second Commandment)

February 18, 2014 - Tuesday of Septuagesima

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. (1 Corinthians 9:24)

February 17, 2014 - Monday of Septuagesima

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the LORD by saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?” (Exodus 17:7)

February 16, 2014 - Septuagesima

And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. (Matthew 20:9-10)