In today’s Meditatio Hour, Rev. Jonathan Fisk meditates on:
1. Psalm 39:1-7
What Is the Measure of My Days?
To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
39 I said, “I will guard my ways,
that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle,
so long as the wicked are in my presence.”
2 I was mute and silent;
I held my peace to no avail,
and my distress grew worse.
3 My heart became hot within me.
As I mused, the fire burned;
then I spoke with my tongue:
4 “O Lord, make me know my end
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting I am!
5 Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah
6 Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
Surely for nothing[a] they are in turmoil;
man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!
7 “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in you.
- Psalm 39:6 Hebrew Surely as a breath
2. Proverbs 12:9
9 Better to be lowly and have a servant
than to play the great man and lack bread.
3. Martin Chemnitz’s “Ministry, Word, and Sacraments – An Enchiridion”
Find your copy of “Ministry, Word, and Sacraments – An Enchiridion” by Martin Chemnitz at cph.org.
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