Friday March 3, 2017
The Third Commandment.
You shall sanctify the holy-day.
What does this mean?--Answer.
We should fear and love God that we may not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred, and gladly hear and learn it.
The weekend is here, and with it a chance to rest. God even tells us to rest; isn’t that great. But Luther is less concerned with rest than he is with hearing and learning God’s Word. More important than rest itself is rest that nurtures the spirit, that dips us into God’s Word and God’s love. Resting into God’s Word is the only rest that truly nurtures and revives the human heart.
Prayer: Gracious God, grant that I may rest truly, learning your Word and gladly hearing it. Use that rest to revive my body and spirit, that I may serve you gladly. Amen.
Greetings and peace be with you,
Throughout Lent, the Lutheran Camping Corporation will be sending out daily devotions for your use. We invite you to read and reflect upon these devotions as part of your Lenten discipline.
This devotion, written by Pastor Clifton Eshbach, includes one of the texts from the daily lectionary in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, as well as some prayers and hymns from ELW that may be used in your Lenten discipline of study and reflection.