After Pentecost| Wednesday – 10 Aug 2022: Psalm 11; Isaiah 24:14-23; Luke 12:41-48 ~ With faith: much will be required of you!

After Pentecost| Wednesday – 10 Aug 2022

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Almighty God, give us the increase of faith, hope, and love;
and, that we may obtain what you have promised,
make us love what you command;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“When someone has been given much,
much will be required in return;
and when someone has been entrusted with much,
even more will be required.”
(Luke 12:48b)


Psalms Reading: Psalm 11 (Yahweh Loves Justice) (feat. Nick Poppens) – The Psalms Project

In God I have placed my trust
So why do you say to me,
“Run, run, run for your life
For the wicked have prepped for war,
Loaded up their weapons, and taken aim”?
They’ll fire away from the cover of night
At those who love God and His ways
And if the foundations are gone
If the walls of truth come tumbling down
What can the righteous do?

This will be my response
To your reports of doom and gloom:
The LORD rules over all the earth
Where He sits on His heavenly throne
And His eyes judge the sons of men

He tries the evil and the good
And the one who loves violence, He hates
And upon them He’ll rain coals of fire
And a scorching wind will be their reward
For Yahweh is righteous
Yahweh loves justice
And the pure in heart shall behold His face


OT Reading: Isaiah 24:14-23 (NLT)

24:14 But all who are left shout and sing for joy.
Those in the west praise the Lord’s majesty.
In eastern lands, give glory to the Lord.
In the lands beyond the sea, praise the name of the Lord, the God of Israel.
We hear songs of praise from the ends of the earth,
songs that give glory to the Righteous One!

But my heart is heavy with grief.
Weep for me, for I wither away.
Deceit still prevails,
and treachery is everywhere.
Terror and traps and snares will be your lot,
you people of the earth.
Those who flee in terror will fall into a trap,
and those who escape the trap will be caught in a snare.

Destruction falls like rain from the heavens;
the foundations of the earth shake.
The earth has broken up.
It has utterly collapsed;
it is violently shaken.
The earth staggers like a drunk.
It trembles like a tent in a storm.
It falls and will not rise again,
for the guilt of its rebellion is very heavy.

In that day the Lord will punish the gods in the heavens
and the proud rulers of the nations on earth.
They will be rounded up and put in prison.
They will be shut up in prison
and will finally be punished.
Then the glory of the moon will wane,
and the brightness of the sun will fade,
for the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will rule on Mount Zion.
He will rule in great glory in Jerusalem,
in the sight of all the leaders of his people.


Great Is The Lord -Gadol Adonai Lyrics Transliterated Subtitles
Praise Adonai


NT Reading: Luke 12:41-48 (NLT)

12:41 Peter asked, “Lord, is that illustration just for us or for everyone?”

And the Lord replied, “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns. But what if the servant thinks, ‘My master won’t be back for a while,’ and he begins beating the other servants, partying, and getting drunk? The master will return unannounced and unexpected, and he will cut the servant in pieces and banish him with the unfaithful.

“And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished. But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.


Because I Have Been Given Much

Because I have been given much, I too must give.
Because of thy great bounty, Lord each day I live.
I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see,
who has the need of help from me.

Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care…
I cannot see another’s lack and I not share-
my glowing fire, my loaf of bread-my roof’s safe shelter over head,
that he too may be comforted.

Because I have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord,
I’ll share thy love again according to thy word.
I shall give love to those in need. I’ll show that love by word and deed,
thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.


Prayer: ACNA | BCP2019

+ Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

+ O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light rises up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what you would have us do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices; that in your light we may see light, and in your straight path we may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Closing: | John Birch

By faith I know
you are there with me
in my sleeping and in my waking.
By faith I know
you will protect me
in my going out and my returning.

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.