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In rather great detail our Lord describes events in the world that will signal that the end is near. It is quite obvious that most of these things are taking place at the present time. As Jesus said: “Straighten up!”
Moses did not exactly jump at the chance to serve the Lord. In fact he came up with no less than five excuses. But, when the Lord’s finger is pointed at you, there is no escaping. After receiving special powers, Moses went.
When we read Saint John’s description of heaven, a strong desire to be there erupts in our hearts. We draw much strength from all who have gone before us and who died in the faith. But, since we still are in the church militant, we keep reaching out with the Gospel.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. In this 111th Psalm we are given a thorough rundown of our relationship with the Lord. Let us never neglect the study of His Word.
Paul reminds young Timothy of the faith he was taught by his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice. Paul says that people of faith are not timid, but courageous. Today we celebrate the faith taught by our ladies in the LWML.
Michael and his angels will fight the great dragon (Satan) and his angels. They will be hurled down to the earth. Because the Lord is almighty we are kept safe under his wings.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the one and only mediator between God and us. There is salvation in no one else. Through him, God wants all to be saved. We were equipped with this knowledge and we willingly and joyfully spread the Good News.
The problem with sheep is they like to wander. What makes it worse is that they have a nonexistent navigational system. They get lost a lot. Sounds familiar? – “Adam and Eve: here are the rules!” – “No, thanks. We’ll find our way through life ourselves.”
The ultimate form of humility is our recognition that we cannot save ourselves. Salvation is a gift of God through his Son. It is granted, not earned. Let us live humbly under God and do his bidding.
Our journey with God goes from Mount Sinai to Mount Zion. On Sinai the Lord gave us his law. Zion is heaven. Our journey goes through Mount Golgotha where Jesus died for our sins and opened for us the way to heaven.