June 23rd, 2019

Trinity 1


Explanation of the Week

When the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. For he was truly Abraham's seed. He believed in the Lord, and the Lord "accounted it to him for righteousness" (Gen 15:1-6). The name Lazarus means "God is my help." The unnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently cared little for the beggar at his gate. And "he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?" (1 John 4:16-21). He who loved and trusted in possessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (Luke 16:19-31). Repentance and faith are worked only through Moses and the prophetsÑthat is, the Word of God, for it points us to Christ. Through His death and resurrection, we are brought to the comfort of life everlasting.

Introit

Antiphon:
O Lord, I have trusted in Your | mercy;*
     my heart shall rejoice in Your sal- | vation.
I will sing | to the LORD,*
     because He has dealt bountiful- | ly with me. (Psalm 13:5-6)

Psalm:How long, O LORD? Will You forget me for- | ever?*
     How long will You hide Your | face from me?
How long shall I take counsel | in my soul,*
     how long will my enemy be exalted | over me?
consider and hear me, O | LORD my God;*
     enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the | sleep of death;
lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed a- | gainst him";*
     lest those who trouble me rejoice when | I am moved. (Psalm 13:1-4)

Collect (LSB)

O God, the Strength of all who trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing, grant us Your grace to keep Your commandments that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Collect (TLH)

O God, the strength of all them that put their trust in Thee, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without Thee, grant us the help of Thy grace that in keeping Thy commandments we may please Thee both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Collecta Latina

Deus sperantium fortitudo, adesto propitius invocationibus nostris, ut quia sine te nihil potest mortalis infirmitas, praesta auxilium gratiae tuae, ut in exequendis mandatis tuis, et voluntate tibi et actione placeamus. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus sancti Deus. Per omnia secula seculorum, Amen.

Old Testament (LSB): Gen. 15:1-6


God’s Covenant with Abram

 1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Lord GOD, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 Then Abram said, “Look, You have given me no offspring; indeed one born in my house is my heir!” 4 And behold, the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir.” 5 Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” 6 And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.



Old Testament: Jer. 9:23-24


23 Thus says the LORD:
      “ Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
      Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
      Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
       24 But let him who glories glory in this,
      That he understands and knows Me,
      That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
      For in these I delight,” says the LORD.



Gradual

I said, “LORD, be merci - / ful to me;*
     heal my soul, for I have sinned a- / gainst You.”
Blessed is he who consi- / ders the poor;*
     the LORD will deliver him in time of / trouble. (Ps. 41:4, 1)

Epistle: 1 John 4:16-21


16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

The Consummation of Love
    17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him[a] because He first loved us.
Obedience by Faith
    20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can[b] he love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.

Footnotes:1 John 4:19 NU-Text omits Him. 1 John 4:20 NU-Text reads he cannot.


Verse

Alle- / luia.*
     Alle- / luia.
O LORD my God, in You I / put my trust;*
     save me from all those who persecute me, and deliver me. Alle- / luia. (Psalm 7:1)

Gospel: Luke 16:19-31


The Rich Man and Lazarus

    19 “There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21 desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell[a] from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 “Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ 27 “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29 Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’”

Footnotes:Luke 16:21 NU-Text reads with what fell.


Offertory

Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. (Psalm 5)

Matins Psalm(s): Ps. 119:1-8


א ALEPH

 1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
         Who walk in the law of the LORD!
 2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
         Who seek Him with the whole heart!
 3 They also do no iniquity;
         They walk in His ways.
 4 You have commanded us
         To keep Your precepts diligently.
 5 Oh, that my ways were directed
         To keep Your statutes!
 6 Then I would not be ashamed,
         When I look into all Your commandments.
 7 I will praise You with uprightness of heart,
         When I learn Your righteous judgments.
 8 I will keep Your statutes;
         Oh, do not forsake me utterly!
         
   



First Reading: Prov. 27:1-24


 1 Do not boast about tomorrow,
      For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
       2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;
      A stranger, and not your own lips.
       3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty,
      But a fool’s wrath is heavier than both of them.
       4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent,
      But who is able to stand before jealousy?
       5 Open rebuke is better
      Than love carefully concealed.
       6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
      But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
       7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb,
      But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
       8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest
      Is a man who wanders from his place.
       9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
      And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.
       10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend,
      Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity;
      Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
       11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad,
      That I may answer him who reproaches me.
       12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself;
      The simple pass on and are punished.
       13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger,
      And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.
       14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning,
      It will be counted a curse to him.
       15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day
      And a contentious woman are alike;
       16 Whoever restrains her restrains the wind,
      And grasps oil with his right hand.
       17 As iron sharpens iron,
      So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
       18 Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit;
      So he who waits on his master will be honored.
       19 As in water face reflects face,
      So a man’s heart reveals the man.
       20 Hell[a] and Destruction[b] are never full;
      So the eyes of man are never satisfied.
       21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
      And a man is valued by what others say of him.
       22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
      Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
       23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks,
      And attend to your herds;
       24 For riches are not forever,
      Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
      

Footnotes:Proverbs 27:20 Or Sheol Proverbs 27:20 Hebrew Abaddon


Vespers Psalm(s): Ps. 34


A Psalm of David when he pretended madness before Abimelech, who drove him away, and he departed.

 1 I will bless the LORD at all times;
         His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
 2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD;
         The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
 3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
         And let us exalt His name together.
         
 4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me,
         And delivered me from all my fears.
 5 They looked to Him and were radiant,
         And their faces were not ashamed.
 6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him,
         And saved him out of all his troubles.
 7 The angel[a] of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
         And delivers them.
         
 8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
         Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
 9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints!
         There is no want to those who fear Him.
 10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
         But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
         
 11 Come, you children, listen to me;
         I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
 12 Who is the man who desires life,
         And loves many days, that he may see good?
 13 Keep your tongue from evil,
         And your lips from speaking deceit.
 14 Depart from evil and do good;
         Seek peace and pursue it.
         
 15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
         And His ears are open to their cry.
 16 The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
         To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
         
 17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears,
         And delivers them out of all their troubles.
 18 The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
         And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
         
 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
         But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
 20 He guards all his bones;
         Not one of them is broken.
 21 Evil shall slay the wicked,
         And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
 22 The LORD redeems the soul of His servants,
         And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.

Footnotes:Psalm 34:7 Or Angel


Second Reading: John 20:1-18


The Empty Tomb

 1 Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” 3 Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. 4 So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. 5 And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, 7 and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. 9 For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again to their own homes.

Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

    11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him,[a] “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord,[b] and that He had spoken these things to her.

Footnotes:John 20:16 NU-Text adds in Hebrew. John 20:18 NU-Text reads disciples, "I have seen the Lord," . . .


Translations
ESV KJV NASB NIV NKJV

Source code and application, Copyright © 2008-2019 Stan Lemon.