Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday of Lent 4

Tuesday of Lent 4, March 13, 2018                        Ezekiel 47:7-12

Ezekiel’s guide takes him to the inner court, where a stream of water begins flowing, transforming the Salt Sea. (See Revelation 22:1-2) God’s grace transforms what was dead to bring forth new life. How great is His power! How gentle His kindness toward you.  

The throne is of God and of the Lamb. In the eternal state, there is no more distinction between the throne of the Father in heaven and that of the Son on earth (Matthew 25:31; Revelation Rev. 3:21). Jesus rules from the Davidic throne until the last enemy, death, is destroyed (Revelation 20:14). Then, He delivers the kingdom to God the Father. (1Corinthians 15:24-26) and the throne of David merges with the heavenly throne of the Father (Revelation 22:3ff.) and both the Father and the Son continue to rule forever.

Hymn: The Royal Banners Forward Go (Lutheran Service Book 455:2)
Where deep for us the spear was dyed,
Life’s torrent rushing from His side,
To wash us in the precious flood
Where flowed the water and the blood.

Precious Lord Jesus, transform me. I find myself dead in sin, but Your grace can make me alive again. 

O God, with You is the well of life, and in your light, we see light: Quench our thirst with living water, and flood our darkened minds with heavenly light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. 2

1. Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
2. Collect  for Tuesday of Lent 4,  http://www.liturgies.net/Lent/LentenCollects.htm

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