Truly the Lord never leaves us or forsakes us. Remember the name given to Jesus– Immanuel, God with us.

BibleGateway: Deuteronomy 31:1-8

ESV Text: Deuteronomy 31:1-8

Deuteronomy 31:1–8 (Listen)

Joshua to Succeed Moses

31:1 So Moses continued to speak these words to all Israel. And he said to them, “I am 120 years old today. I am no longer able to go out and come in. The LORD has said to me, ‘You shall not go over this Jordan.’ The LORD your God himself will go over before you. He will destroy these nations before you, so that you shall dispossess them, and Joshua will go over at your head, as the LORD has spoken. And the LORD will do to them as he did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when he destroyed them. And the LORD will give them over to you, and you shall do to them according to the whole commandment that I have commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 31

     1 And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel. 2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan. 3 The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee, and he will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess them: and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath said. 4 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed. 5 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you. 6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. 8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 114:
Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love — Organ Audio

1. Jesus! Name of wondrous love, 
Name all other names above, 
Unto which must every knee 
Bow in deep humility. 

2. Jesus! Name decreed of old, 
To the maiden mother told– 
Kneeling in her lowly cell– 
By the angel Gabriel. 

3. Jesus! Name of priceless worth 
To the fallen sons of earth, 
For the promise that it gave, 
“Jesus shall His people save.” 

4. Jesus! Name of mercy mild, 
Given to the holy Child 
When the cup of human woe 
First He tasted here below. 

5. Jesus! Only name that’s given 
Under all the mighty heaven 
Whereby man, to sin enslaved, 
Bursts his fetters and is saved. 

6. Jesus! Name of wondrous love, 
Human name of God above; 
Pleading only this, we flee, 
Helpless, O our God, to Thee. 

Hymn: LSB 356 The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came


Jesus Christ has truly come in the flesh and dwelt among us. May we continue now in His teaching.

BibleGateway: 2 John 1

ESV Text: 2 John 1

2 John 1 (Listen)


1:1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth,


KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 1:

     1 The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; 2 For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever. 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

     5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

     7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward. 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

     10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

     12 Having many things to write unto you, I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face, that our joy may be full. 13 The children of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 702:
As Angels Joyed with One Accord