Monday, September 19, 2011

Daily Readings for September 25-October 1, 2011


1 Kings 17:8–16, Galatians 5:25—6:10, Matthew 6:24–34

 Anxious Bondage vs. Confident Trust
 “You cannot serve God and money” (Matthew 6:24–34), for they require two contrary forms of service. Worry is the worship given to the false god of mammon, an unbelieving anxiousness and focus on the things of this world. Faith is the worship of the true God, a confident trust that He is a loving Father who will care for all of our needs in both body and soul. The widow of Zarephath served God— that is, she believed the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah that the bin of flour would not be used up nor would the jar of oil run dry (1 Kings 17:8–16). He who feeds the birds and clothes the flowers will certainly provide for our daily needs. For He has already provided for our eternal needs, clothing us with Christ’s righteousness in Baptism and feeding us His body and blood for our forgiveness. With such confidence we are liberated from worry and freed to do good with our material resources, especially to those who are of the household of faith (Galatians 5:25–6:10).

Daily Readings

September 25th, 2011 Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity
Malachi 1:1-14, Matthew3:1-17

September 26th, 2011
Malachi 2:1-3:5, Matthew 4:1-11

September 27th, 2011

Malachi 3:6-4:6, Matthew 4:12-25


September 28th, 2011

Deuteronomy 1:1-18, Matthew 5:1-20


September 29th, 2011 St. Michael And All The Angels

Deuteronomy 1:19-36, Matthew 5:21-48


September 30th, 2011 Jerome, Translator Of Holy Scripture

Deuteronomy 1:37-2:15, Matthew 6:1-15


October 1st, 2011
Looking Forward to Sundays Lessons:  1 Kings 17:8–16, Galatians 5:25—6:10, Matthew 6:24–34

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