January 20th

John Calvin, sixteenth-century theologian and reformer, wrote,

“The creation is quite like a spacious and splendid house, provided and filled with the most exquisite and the most abundant furnishings. Everything in it tells us of God.”

Chronological Reading: 2 Samuel 19-21

  • 21:7-14 seems confusing and unjust

Common Prayer Reading: Psalm 104:2-6; Haggai 2; Ephesians 1:1-14

Ephesians 1:13-14 may be one of the most amazing promises in scripture:

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,  who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

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