Saturday, April 23, 2011

Psalm 37.1-7, Exodus 13.17-14.9, Hebrews 7.1-22 - Lectionary for 4/23/11

Today's readings are Psalm 37.1-7, Exodus 13.17-14.9, and Hebrews 7.1-22.

This day in the Church year is a day of waiting. We're between the death and resurrection of Christ. At this time we read about the people of Israel on their way out of Egypt, between enslavement and promise. We read about Jesus, the priest according to the order of Melchizedek, transforming the priesthood from one of fleshly descent to one of spiritual empowerment. In all this talk of a transfer from one kingdom to another, the Christian remembers that the spiritual life is one of a change from the kingdom of this world to the kingdom of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. We look to his resurrection for our hope that we too will be raised, permanently, in newness of life, in the last day.

Dave Spotts
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