Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016      Our Father who art in heaven         

A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
 Proverbs 13:1
This proverb accentuates the responsibilities of both son and father. To the same degree that a son must heed his father’s instruction, a father is also responsible for imparting wise instruction to his son. Correction that is expressed passionately and loudly is called a rebuke. But the scoffer ignores all correction, no matter how forcefully it is expressed.[1]

To this end, God is called our heavenly Father. He calls us to call upon Him at all times; daily in the morning, in the evening, and at meal times. See Acts 2:46-3:1 As the early Christians kept customary hours of prayer. [2]

Grant to your people, Lord, grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh ad the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only True God; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.[3]

[1] The Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House St. Louis, MO Pg.1020
[2] Luther’s Small Catechism, Introduction to the Lord’s Prayer © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[3] Collect for Tuesday of Lent 1, http://www.liturgies.net/Lent/LentenCollects.htm

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