Monday, May 2, 2011

Psalm 146, Exodus 22.20-23.13, Luke 4.16-30 - Lectionary for 5/2/11 - Day of Athanasius of Alexandria

Today is the day of Athanasius of Alexandria, defender of the Nicene faith.
Today's readings are Psalm 146, Exodus 22.20-23.13, and Luke 4.16-30.

Our readings today focus on the rest God has provided for his people. He calls his people to love and serve their neighbors, even their enemies. In Exodus we see that we are to show kindness even to those we do not get along with, especially when they are suffering. We see the commandment of a sabbatical year for the land, trusting in God's provision. And in our New Testament reading we see that Jesus has come to give rest to those who have been suffering, both Jew and Gentile.

Let us look to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, delighting to enter into the rest which he has provided, rest from sin and strife.

Dave Spotts
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