Peace Lutheran Church Sussex, Wisconsin

Congregation at Prayer: August 30, 2020

The Ten Commandments—The Third and Fourth Commandments

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Catechesis Notes for the Week — Psalm 89:19-37—The Exaltation of David as a Type of Christ—King David was chosen by the Lord because he was a man “after God’s own heart” which means that by faith he shared in God’s heart of mercy and compassion.  All the wonderful things that God says about David in this section of Psalm 89 seem so strange to our ears. It is almost as if David had no sin, as if he were a Savior, or even like God Himself! But this is where we must see in God’s choice of David and the Covenant the Lord made with him a picture of what God was doing in choosing His only-begotten Son to be the greater David, the greater King, and the greater Savior of God’s people. Indeed, David is made to look like Christ, but the words about David and his kingdom ultimately come to completion in Christ. Central to this section is that just as God’s promise—God’s Word—sustained, strengthened, and enabled David to be faithful as Israel’s king, so God’s promise to His only-begotten Son, our Savior, enabled Jesus to be faithful unto the death of the cross and thereby to establish a kingdom that would never end. CP200830