Thursday, February 4, 2010

Daily Readings for February 7-13, 2010

Daily Lectionary

February 7 Job 4:1–21; John 2:1–12

February 8 Job 5:1–27; John 2:13–25

February 9 Job 6:1–13; John 3:1–21

February 10 Job 6:14–30; John 3:22—4:6

February 11 Job 7:1–21; John 4:7–26

February 12 Job 8:1–22; John 4:27–45

February 13 Job 9:1–35; John 4:46–54


The seeing are blind, while the one who is blind can see. (Luke 18:3143) Jesus tells the twelve that He is going up to Jerusalem to suffer and die and rise again. But they cannot understand or grasp what He is saying. The meaning of His words is hidden from their sight. However, as Jesus makes His way up to Jerusalem, a blind man calls out to Him for mercy. This blind man sees that Jesus is the Messiah-Savior; for he calls Him “Son of David.” Indeed, Jesus is the Lord’s anointed, the keeper of sheep (I Samuel 16:113) who goes to lay down His life for the sheep. He is the incarnate love of the Father who suffers long and is kind, who is not puffed up, who never fails us. (1 Corinthians 13:113) Jesus opens the eyes of the blind (Isaiah 35:37) to see Him not according to outward appearances of lowliness, but according to His heart of mercy and compassion. Those who behold Him thus by faith follow Him to the cross through death into life.


O Lord, we implore You, mercifully hear our prayers, and, having set us free from the bonds of sin, defend us from all evil; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Old Testament: 1 Samuel 16:1–13 [The anointing of David]

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 13:1–13 [The greatest of these is love]

Holy Gospel: Luke 18:31–43 [Healing of the blind man]

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