September 25, 2020

Praying the Psalms with Luther

READ: Ezekiel 23 -25 Psalm 131 Philemon / Hebrews 1:1-14

The 131st Psalm is a Psalm of instruction. It speaks against the proud, stiff necked saints who comfort themselves by placing confidence in their services of worship and their great holiness, and not in the forgiveness of which the proceeding Psalm speaks. Therefore it is the Psalmist’s conclusion: Let Israel and everyone trust and hope in God and depend only on His grace. Let no one take His sustenance from you. I commend it to you, for the promised and coming Christ is in it.

PRAY: Lord Jesus, who humbled Yourself to bear our sins in Your own body, and to suffer the shameful death of the cross, grant us Your Spirit of meekness that we may walk on true humility. Take from us all haughtiness and pride, that we seek not great things, and create is us that mind by which we count Your grace sufficient unto us. Amen.

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