Jeremiah’s promise of the execution of “justice and righteousness in the land” finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It appears so utterly contradictory that the king should be crucified with the criminal. This victory appears for all the world as ignominious defeat. Yet through the gate of death our Lord opens the door to paradise.


Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 46
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43


O God, our true life, to serve you is freedom, and to know you is unending joy. We worship you, we glorify you, we give thanks to you for your great glory. Abide with us, reign in us, and make this world into a fit habitation for your divine majesty, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

This Weeks Readings

MondayJeremiah 46:18-28
Revelation 21:5-27
Psalm 24
TuesdayIsaiah 33:17-22
Revelation 22:8-21
Psalm 24
WednesdayIsaiah 60:8-16
Luke 1:1-4
Psalm 24
ThursdayDaniel 9:15-19
James 4:1-10
Psalm 122
FridayGenesis 6:1-10
Hebrews 11:1-7
Psalm 122
SaturdayGenesis 6:11-22
Matthew 24:1-22
Psalm 122
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