Daily Readings for October 10-16, 2010October 10 Deuteronomy 9:1-22; Matthew 11:1-19
October 11 Deuteronomy 9:23-10:22; Matthew 11:20-30
October 12 Deuteronomy 11:1-25; Matthew 12:1-21
October 13 Deuteronomy 11:26-12:12; Matthew 12:22-37
October 14 Deuteronomy 12:13-32; Matthew 12:38-50
October 15 Deuteronomy 13:1-18; Matthew 13:1-23
October 16 Deuteronomy 14:1-2, 22-23, 28-29; Deuteronomy 15:1-15; Matthew 13:24-43
Looking Ahead to Next Sunday
THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
The Holy Spirit sounds forth the Gospel call: “See, I have prepared my dinner . . . Come to the wedding” (Matthew 22:1–14). But many reject this invitation in favor of worldly pursuits. And so the call goes out to others, both the good and the bad. For the wedding invitation is not based on the qualifications of those invited but on the basis of the merits and work of Christ. The feast is free: “You who have no money, come, buy and eat . . . Let your soul delight itself in abundance” (Isaiah 55:1–9). Those rejecting the Spirit’s work shall experience God’s wrath and judgment. Those who are not clothed in Christ’s righteousness shall be cast into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Let us therefore seek the Lord while He may be found, for He will have mercy upon us. Let us redeem the time, being filled with the Spirit, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:15–21).
Collect: Grant, we implore You, merciful Lord, to Your faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve You with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.
Old Testament: Isaiah 55:1–9
Epistle: Ephesians 5:15–21
Holy Gospel: Matthew 22:1–14