As we begin this season of penitent preparation for the coming of our Lord, the lectionary bring St Paul’s salutation tot he Corinthian church to our attention. In so doing, we are admonished with ways by which we can wait with strength for the promises of God.
On this Christ the King Sunday, the lectionary appoints Psalm 95 in order to give us an eternal perspective of unfettered joy, devotion to God, humble dependence on the Lord, and grace-filled appreciation of God’s people.
This Sunday, the lectionary brings us warnings of God’s judgment, but also fill us with reason to hope in Psalm 90:1-12. If we commit to regularly reading Scripture, we’ll discover the timeless God who gives us proper perspective about life over the long haul.