1. Meditation on the Day’s Psalm
Rev. Jonathan Fisk gives a meditation on the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 30:1-5, 8-12.
Psalm 30:1-5, 8-12
Joy Comes with the Morning
A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple.
30 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up
and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.
3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.[a]
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.[b]
5 For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.[c]
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
8 To you, O Lord, I cry,
and to the Lord I plead for mercy:
9 “What profit is there in my death,[a]
if I go down to the pit?[b]
Will the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?
10 Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me!
O Lord, be my helper!”
11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
you have loosed my sackcloth
and clothed me with gladness,
12 that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!
- Psalm 30:3 Or to life, that I should not go down to the pit
- Psalm 30:4 Hebrew to the memorial of his holiness (see Exodus 3:15)
- Psalm 30:5 Or and in his favor is life
- Psalm 30:9 Hebrew in my blood
- Psalm 30:9 Or to corruption
2. Meditation on Proverbs
Rev. Jonathan Fisk gives a meditation on Proverbs 4:20-27.
20 My son, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Let them not escape from your sight;
keep them within your heart.
22 For they are life to those who find them,
and healing to all their[a] flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.
24 Put away from you crooked speech,
and put devious talk far from you.
25 Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
26 Ponder[b] the path of your feet;
then all your ways will be sure.
27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left;
turn your foot away from evil.
- Proverbs 4:22 Hebrew his
- Proverbs 4:26 Or Make level
3. Meditation on the Church from “The Church and the Office of the Ministry” by C.F.W. Walther
Rev. Jonathan Fisk meditates on the Church from The Church and the Office of the Ministry by C.F.W. Walther. Find your copy at cph.org.