Peace Lutheran Church Sussex, Wisconsin

Congregation at Prayer: August 23, 2020

The Ten Commandments—the First and Second Commandments

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Catechesis Notes for the Week — Psalm 89:1-18—Prayer in Remembrance of the LORD’S Faithfulness—The LORD’S faithfulness to His people is rooted in His mercy and loving kindness. The Lord keeps His promise of salvation. So the psalmist prays, “I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever…” Psalm 89 is a strongly Messianic psalm. It was a contemplation by Ethan the Ezrahite who remembered that the LORD had chosen David and made an everlasting covenant with Him. The LORD’S covenant with David was fulfilled in the coming of the Christ, David’s greater Son, and in the righteousness and justice that He would establish through His death and resurrection. This week’s section of Psalm 89 ends confidently with the assertion that all believers and the nation’s ruler are to rely upon what Christ has done for them: “In your righteousness they are exalted. For You are the glory of their strength…For our shield belongs to the Lord, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.”CP200823