These are the lessons of the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. In the reading from Exodus, God reveals His Law to us so that we might fear Him and not sin, and in the Psalm, David reminds us of how precious God's Law is to us. The New Testament readings from the epistles and gospels point us to the only righteous one capable of fulfilling God's Law, Christ Jesus, assuring us that those who cling to Him in faith will attain the prize of their heavenly calling.
May God's Holy Spirit lead us to thirst and hunger for Christ above all earthly things.
A Reading from the Old TEstament
A Reading from the Psalms
A Reading from the Epistles
A Reading from the Gospel
God of Heaven and Earth, all of creation exists for your glory, and you have given us your perfect law so that we might both glorify and enjoy you. By your Holy Spirit, we pray that words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts would be acceptable to you, and that we might forget what lies behind and strain forward to what lies ahead. O Lord, our Rock, and our Redeemer. Amen