Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday of Lent 4

Wednesday of Lent 4, March 29, 2017 Psalm 132:13

Psalm 132:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

13 For the LORD has chosen Zion;
    he has desired it for his dwelling place:

David is referring to Zion as the city of Jerusalem. We are brought back again to the temple. Zion, the city of David, was also "the city of the great King" (Psalm 48:2) - the place where he had "set his Name" - which he was bound to protect and cherish. Today the Lord does not set His reign in a city or a country or any physical space. Rather His desire is to rule in each believer. Now the dwelling place is with individuals.  “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.” – Revelation 21:3  Christ makes all things new. He has promised to provide for you and abide with you, all your days.  

O Lord our God, you sustained you people in the wilderness with bread from heaven: Feed now your pilgrim flock with the food that endures to eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen 1

[1] Collect for Wednesday of Lent 4,
Luther’s Seal © Ed Riojas, Higher Things

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