Readings – Week of June 12

Kingdomtide Readings

SunOf Good Works
WCF 16
MonOT: Ezekiel 11
NT: Luke 4:14-44
Psalm 49
TuesOT: Ezekiel 12
NT: Luke 5
Psalm 84
WedOT: Ezekiel 13
NT: Luke 6
Psalm 85
ThursOT: Ezekiel 14
NT: Luke 7
Psalm 87
FriOT: Ezekiel 15-17
NT: Luke 8
Psalm 88
SatOT: Ezekiel 18
NT: Luke 9:1-27

This week’s readings continue going through Ezekiel, Luke and the Psalms of the Sons of Korah. Psalm 88 is noteworthy because it is the most despondent of all the Psalms, not even ending on a note of praise as other psalms of lament do. It must be noted that, as dark as the Psalm is, the Psalmist is still crying out to the Lord. This is a reminder that in even our darkest despair, we still ought to cling to God and pour out our heart to Him. The name “Israel” means “one who struggles with God” (cf. Gen. 32:28) and in such moments of distress we best exhibit what it means to be children of Israel when we hang in there and wrestle with God.

The Pit of Despair in the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Jerusalem

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