Trinity 5 through Trinity 10 Reflections 2017

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Friday of the Eighth Week after Trinity

But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy [Saul]; for who can stretch out his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless?" (1 Samuel 26:9)

Friday of the Fifth Week after Trinity

 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed. (Acts 16:25-26)

Friday of the Seventh Week after Trinity

Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay in the ship, you cannot be saved. (Acts 27:31)

Friday of the Sixth Week after Trinity

And Samuel said to Saul, "You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you. For now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you." (1 Samuel 13:13-14)

Monday of the Eighth Week after Trinity

Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not from the mouth of the LORD. (Jeremiah 23:16)

Monday of the Fifth Week after Trinity

"Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him." (1 Kings 19:18)

Monday of the Ninth Week after Trinity

With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. (2 Samuel 22:27)

Monday of the Seventh Week after Trinity

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." (Genesis 2:16-17)

Monday of the Sixth Week after Trinity

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. (Exodus 20:2)

Saturday of the Eighth Week after Trinity

He will repay my enemies for their evil. Cut them off in Your truth. (Psalm 54:5 from the Introit for Trinity 9)

Saturday of the Seventh Week after Trinity

We have thought, O God, on Your lovingkindness, In the midst of Your temple. (Psalm 48:9 from the Introit for Trinity 8)

Saturday of the Sixth Week after Trinity

For the LORD Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth. (Psalm 47:2 from the Introit for Trinity 7)

St. James the Elder

Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. (Acts 12:1-2)

St. Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her. (John 20:18)

St. Mary, the Mother of Our Lord

And Mary said: "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." (Luke 1:46-47)

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity

"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' (Matthew 7:23)

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

But Simon answered and said to Him, "Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless, at Your word I will let down the net." (Luke 5:5)

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity

"No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Luke 16:13)

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity

I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. (Mark 8:2)

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity

"But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire. (Matthew 5:22)

Thursday of the Eighth Week after Trinity

"Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. (Acts 20:30)

Thursday of the Fifth Week after Trinity

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Thursday of the Ninth Week after Trinity

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Thursday of the Seventh Week after Trinity

Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled. (1 Samuel 17:51)

Thursday of the Sixth Week after Trinity

Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4).

Tuesday of the Eighth Week after Trinity

For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13)

Tuesday of the Fifth Week after Trinity

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear. (1 Peter 3:15)

Tuesday of the Seventh Week after Trinity

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

Wednesday of the Eighth Week after Trinity

"And lead us not into temptation. What does this mean? God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair or other great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory." (Small Catechism: The Lord's Prayer, Sixth Petition)

Wednesday of the Fifth Week after Trinity

How is God's will done? God's will is done when he breaks and hinders every evil plan and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful nature, which do not want us to hallow God's name or let His kingdom come; and when He strengthens and keeps us firm in His Word and faith until we die. This is His good and gracious will. (Small Catechism: The Lord's Prayer, Third Petition)

Wednesday of the Ninth Week after Trinity

But deliver us from evil. What does this mean? We pray in this petition, in summary, that our Father in heaven would rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation, and finally, when our last hour comes, give us a blessed end, and graciously take us from this valley of sorrow to Himself in heaven. (Small Catechism: The Lord's Prayer, Seventh Petition)

Wednesday of the Seventh Week after Trinity

"And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, or deny our prayer because of them. We are neither worthy of the things for which we pray, nor have we deserved them, but we ask that He would give them all to us by grace, for we daily sin much and surely deserve nothing but punishment. So we too will sincerely forgive and gladly do good to those who sin against us." (Small Catechism: The Lord's Prayer, Fifth Petition)

Wednesday of the Sixth Week after Trinity

"Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread indeed without our prayer, also to all the wicked; but we pray in this petition that He would lead us to know it, and to receive our daily bread with thanksgiving." (Small Catechism: The Lord's Prayer, Fourth Petition)