Saturday, January 29, 2011

Daily Readings for January 30 - February 5, 2011

Daily Lectionary

January 30 Jonah Is Swallowed by the Great Fish—Jonah 1:1—2:10; Matthew 11:11-24
January 31 The Sign of Jonah—Matthew 12:38-45; Matthew 12:1-21
February 1 Jesus Walks on the Water—Matthew 14:22-36; Matthew 13:1-23
February 2 Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet—John 13:1-15; Matthew 14:1-36
February 3 Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin—Luke 15:1-10; Matthew 15:1-20
February 4 Parable of the Prodigal Son—Luke 15:11-32; Matthew 17:1-9
February 5 Genesis 18:20–33; Colossians 3:12–17; Matthew 13:24–30

Look forward to the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Genesis 18:20–33, Colossians 3:12–17, Matthew 13:24–43

The Righteous Will Shine Like the Sun
                  The enemy sowed tares among the Son of Man's good wheat. Thus, the sons of the wicked one and the sons of the kingdom coexist in the field of the world (Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43). In order that His own might not be uprooted and destroyed, the Lord has delayed the judgment of the wicked until the time of harvest. Even for the sake of ten righteous all of Sodom would have been spared (Genesis 18:20–33). But in the end, the harvest will come. On the Last Day, the angels will separate out the tares from the wheat. The wicked will be cast into the furnace of fire, but the righteous in Christ will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Therefore, those in whom the word of Christ dwells richly (Colosians 3:12–17) need not fret because of evildoers. For their salvation is from the Lord; He is their strength in time of trouble (Introit).

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