Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016                 Hallowed be Thy Name                                  

Let the prophet who has a dream tell his dream, but let the one who has my word speak it faithfully. For what has straw to do with grain?” declares the LORD…Yes,” declares the LORD, “I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, ‘The LORD declares.’ Jeremiah 23:28 & 31

Speak My word faithfully. God works through His powerful Word. Corruption of his Word leads to confused teaching; hence, the responsibility of godly teachers is great. The Contrast between straw and wheat between the less useful straw and the precious, life-giving Word of God is what nourishes faith.[1]

God’s name is profaned, that is, dishonored, when anyone teaches contrary to God’s Word. We keep God’s name holy when God’s word is taught among us in its truth and purity. [2]

Lord Christ, our eternal Redeemer, grant us such fellowship in your sufferings, that filled with your Holy Spirit, we may subdue the flesh to the spirit, and the spirit to you, and at the last attain to the glory of your resurrection; who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.[3]

[1] The Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House St. Louis, MO Pg.1246
[2] Luther’s Small Catechism, 1st Petition of the Lord’s Prayer © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis

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