Daily Lectionary Reading for Year A
There is so much in this morning's readings! Psalm 119 recounts that God's word brings hope, comfort, and life. "Your statutes have been my songs wherever I make my home. I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law. This blessing has fallen to me, for I have kept your precepts."
What is the law that guides the Psalmist? A portion of it is from Deuteronomy 5, the Ten Commandments. 1. You shall have no other gods, 2. You shall not worship idols, 3. You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, 4. You shall observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy, 5. You shall honor your father and your mother, 6. You shall not murder, 7. You shall not commit adultery, 8. You shall not steal, 9. You shall not bear false witness, 10. You shall not covet.
1 Peter represents Jesus as the cornerstone, the most important stone set when building. How does God's word help to give you a foundation to build upon in your life? In what ways do the Ten Commandments keep you focused on the moral and ethical imperative to live in community and relationship? Consider 1 Peter 2:10. With Jesus as your Cornerstone, can you relate to these words? Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.