Lessons and Hymns for Pentecost 4 (Proper 7)

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this coming Sunday:

Job 38:1-11
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Mark 4:35-41

The Word of Christ Bestows Peace on His Creation through His Forgiveness of Sins

In his anguish and affliction, Job must be reminded that, as a finite creature, he is in no position to question the Maker of the heavens and the earth. Job’s “words without knowledge” are unable to penetrate the wisdom of the Lord (Job 38:1–2). For the Lord has “prescribed limits” and “set bars and doors,” so that “here shall your proud waves be stayed” (Job 38:9–11). That’s how He humbles us unto repentance. But also by His powerful Word, He calms the “great windstorm” and the waves “breaking into the boat.” He does not permit the chaos of this fallen world to overwhelm us or bring us to despair. By the Word of His Gospel, He speaks “Peace!” to us, which bestows the “great calm” of His new creation (Mark 4:37–39). Therefore, do not be afraid, and do not receive this grace of God in vain. “Now is the favorable time,” and “now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:1–2).

These are the hymns you will sing:

From All That Dwell Below the Skies (LSB 816)
Eternal Father, Strong to Save (LSB 717)
Jesus, Priceless Treasure (LSB 743)
Be Still My Soul (LSB 752)

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