First Sunday after the Epiphany
Watchword for the Week — A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. Isaiah 42:3
Sunday, January 8 — Isaiah 42:1–9; Psalm 29
Acts 10:34–43; Matthew 3:13–17
You shall not make gods of silver alongside me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold. Exodus 20:23
The devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” Matthew 4:8–10
Dear loving and eternal God, thank you for your forbearance toward us when we stray from your Word. Give us the ability to love you truly and to always remain faithful to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.