Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday of Lent 2

Monday of Lent 2 – March 9, 2020 – Exodus 15:13

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. [1]

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 always follow through. We fail.

As sons of Adam and daughters of Eve, we find ourselves living outside of Eden. We are frail, fallen creatures. Yet our Lord has promised to remain faithful. “If we are faithless, he remains faithful— for He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13

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.

Let your Spirit, O Lord, come into the midst of us to wash us with the pure water of repentance, and prepare us to be always a living sacrifice to You; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. [2]
1 Guide Me, O Thu Great Redeemer, Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
2 Collect for Monday of Lent 2,

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