This posting seeks to promote the reading of Scriptures through the use of an evangelical lectionary. Over three years, following the life of Jesus Christ, the reader encounters the fullness of God’s glory, grace, and love, and is guided into a life of discipleship. Read the selections. Meditate upon them by praise, confession of sin, assurance of forgiveness in Christ, and prayer for others and yourself.
Sunday Readings from the Book of Common Prayer (2019)
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A Devotion from Mike Milton
On Psalm 25:7
“O remember not the sins and offenses of my youth,Psalm 25:7 Coverdale English Bible (Book of Common Prayer, 2019).
but according to your mercy, think on me, O Lord, in your goodness.”
|The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost offers a wealth of preaching and worship encouragement for the People of God.|
In Psalm 25, the Lord addresses an issue that sometimes (often) comes up in Supreme Court hearings, in presidential runs, and, to be honest, in the consciences of many of us: “What about those sins of my youth? When the wisdom of others was dismissed as irrelevant, and the passions of ungodliness roared, and we bowed?”
“O remember not the sins and offenses of my youth,
but according to your mercy think on me, O Lord, in your goodness.”
The devil (and, perhaps, a senator at a hearing) accuse you: “Ah you are following God now, but what of your youth? Recall that time . . .”
God answers, “My Son has born all. Mercy and goodness are greater than all of his sins.”
O how I thank you, Lord.
The Collect for this Sunday
O merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace, that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.The Collect, BCP 2019, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost