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The days are coming, says the LORD,
when I will fulfill the promise
I made to the house of Israel and Judah.
Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
For he is our God,
and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!
But not everyone has heeded the good news;
for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed what was heard from us?
Thus faith comes from what is heard,
and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.
But when these signs begin to happen,
stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.
Blessed are those who have been called
to the wedding feast of the Lamb.
They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb:
“Great and wonderful are your works, Lord God almighty.
Just and true are your ways, O king of the nations.
Who will not fear you, Lord, or glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All the nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
Some people were speaking about
how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings,
Jesus said, “All that you see here–
the days will come when there will not be left
a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.
He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,
a reward from God his savior.
Such is the race that seeks for him,
that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.
Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
That the dead will rise
even Moses made known in the passage about the bush,
when he called ‘Lord’
the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;
and he is not God of the dead, but of the living,
for to him all are alive.
How sweet to my taste is your promise, Lord!
Yes, your decrees are my delight;
they are my counselors.
The law of your mouth is to me more precious
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
How sweet to my palate are your promises,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Your decrees are my inheritance forever;
the joy of my heart they are.
A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
A blessed day to bless God who has blessed us.
The perfect thanks
I will praise your name for ever, Lord.
(See the scripture for day below.)