Friday, August 10, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 32 Day 5

Our reading challenge for the day is Psalm 119. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

This longest of the Psalms is an acrostic with each stanza featuring a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Throughout we are reminded of God’s Word being that which corrects us, draws us to faith in the Lord, and nourishes us for life. Lutherans make a clear distinction between Law, what we are commanded, and Gospel, what God does on our behalf. The Psalmist is not using the word “law” in that way. He rather views it as any decree of God.

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