Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday of Lent 3

Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer – Lutheran Service Book #918
Exodus 15:13; John 4:14; 6:32-35;

Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy pow’rful hand.
Bread of heaven bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more;
Feed me till I want no more.

Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way. The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. Psalm 25:8-10

What else might we ask of God? We follow the example of the Psalmist and pray that God would also guide us all our days. Sadly ,we don't always keep our promises. We say we will, we intend to, but we don't follow through. We fail.

The Lord, is always upright and good. He is faithful and true. He always keeps His promises. We can always come to Him confidently. He encourages us to call upon Him in the day of trouble (Psalm 50:15). He promises that He will hear and answer. We will have reason to glorify Him as a result.

Almighty and ever-living God, You make us both to will and to do those things that are good and acceptable in Your sight. Let Your fatherly hand ever guide us and You Holy Spirit ever be with us to direct us in the knowledge and obedience of Your Word that we may obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. [1]

[1] Lutheran Service Book, Collect for divine guidance © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis

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