In today’s Meditatio Hour, Rev. Jonathan Fisk meditates on:
1. Psalm 81:1-7
Oh, That My People Would Listen to Me
To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.[a] Of Asaph.
81 Sing aloud to God our strength;
shout for joy to the God of Jacob!
2 Raise a song; sound the tambourine,
the sweet lyre with the harp.
3 Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
at the full moon, on our feast day.
4 For it is a statute for Israel,
a rule[b] of the God of Jacob.
5 He made it a decree in Joseph
when he went out over[c] the land of Egypt.
I hear a language I had not known:
6 “I relieved your[d] shoulder of the burden;
your hands were freed from the basket.
7 In distress you called, and I delivered you;
I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah
- Psalm 81:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
- Psalm 81:4 Or just decree
- Psalm 81:5 Or against
- Psalm 81:6 Hebrew his; also next line
2. Proverbs 12:17
17 Whoever speaks[a] the truth gives honest evidence,
but a false witness utters deceit.
- Proverbs 12:17 Hebrew breathes out
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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