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March 17, 2013 - Lent 5, series C

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the Old Testament, Isaiah 43:16-21 for the Lent 5, series C, March 17, 2013.

It is from Large Catechism, , page 361.

It is important that we, who have been chosen by God, recognize that all good comes from God so we might declare His praise.

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Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDLENT 5, SERIES C
LARGE CATECHISMFIRST COMMANDMENT

Remember the meaning of this commandment: We are to trust in God alone and look to Him and expect from Him nothing but good, as from one who gives us body, life, food, drink, nourishment, health, protection, all necessaries, and peace of both temporal and eternal things. He also preserves us from misfortune. And if any evil befall us, He delivers and rescues us. So it is God alone from whom we receive all good and by whom we are delivered from all evil. So, I think, we Germans from ancient times name God (more elegantly and appropriately than any other language) from the word Good. It is as though He were an eternal fountain that gushes forth abundantly nothing but what is good. And from that fountain flows forth all that is and is called good. Even though we experience much good from other people, whatever we receive by God's arrangement or command is all received from God. For our parents and all rulers and everyone else, with respect to his neighbor, have received from God the command that they should do us all kinds of good. So we receive these blessings not from them, but through them, from God. For creatures are only the hands, channels, and means by which God gives all things. So He gives to the mother breasts and milk to offer to her child, and He gives corn and all kinds of produce from the earth for nourishment. None of these blessings could be produced by any creature of itself. (paragraphs 24-26)



Condensed from CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS, copyright 2005,2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of CONCORDIA, call 800-325-3040.

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