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August 10, 2014 - Pentecost 9, Proper 14, series A

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the Old Testament, Job 38:4-18 for the Pentecost 9, Proper 14, series A, August 10, 2014.

It is from Large Catechism, Part II, pages 399-400.

Pride is destroyed when we compare ourselves with the One who created all thing and who daily sustains us.

Click here for the reading formatted for the back of a standard CPH bulletin.

Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDPENTECOST 9, PROPER 14, SERIES A
LARGE CATECHISMPART II, APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth…

We emphasize the words "Creator of heaven and earth." But what is the force of this, or what do you mean by these words, "I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth?" Answer: "This is what I mean and believe, that I am God's creature. I mean that He has given and constantly preserves for me my body, soul, and life, my members great and small, all my senses, reason, and understanding, and so on. He gives me food and drink, clothing and support, wife and children, domestic servants, house and home, and more…

We could say much about how few people believe this article. For if we believed this teaching with the heart, we would also act according to it. We would not strut about proudly, act defiantly, and boast as though we had life, riches, power, honor, and such, of ourselves. The world is drowned in blindness and abuses all the good things and God's gifts only for its own pride, greed, lust, and luxury. It never once thinks about God, so as to thank Him or acknowledge Him as Lord and Creator.

This article ought to humble and terrify us all, if we believed it. Christians acknowledge that they are duty bound to serve God for all these things and to be obedient to Him. (paragraphs 9, 12-13, 20-22)



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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