Friday, March 31, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/30/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/31/2017 Another of Isaiah’s prophetic writings looms large during these days. “For He was wounded for Our transgressions; He Was crushed for our Iniquities; upon Him was The chastisement that brought Us peace, and with His stripes We are healed.” Isaiah 53,5. Many years before it happened God allowed the prophet to see it. GPD 3/30/17

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/30/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/30/2017 During these days of lent it good to recall what Isaiah prophesied. “He was despised and rejected By men; a man of sorrows, And acquainted with grief; And as one from whom Men hide their faces He Was despised, and we Esteemed Him not.” Isaiah 53,3 As I said, good to remember these words. GPD 3/30/17

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/29/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/29/2017 God is never late. This is what Paul reminds us of. “For while we weak, at Time Christ died for The ungodly.” Romans 5,8 Always there just when our need is greatest. GPD 3/29/17

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/28/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/28/2017 In his letter to the Colossians Paul is describing creation. “For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions, rulers or authorities, all things were created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1,16 Paul is writing to new Christians to keep them from falling into error. GPD 3/28/17

Monday, March 27, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/27/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/27/2017 God’s wish for His people is given us, among many others, by the prophet Micah when he said. “He has told you, O man, What is good; and what does The Lord require of you but To do justice, and to love Kindness, and to walk Humbly with your God.” Micah 6,8 That is not always easy to do, is it? For we humans are a proud people. GPD 3/27/17

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/23/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/22/2017 King David offers this good word. “It is good to give thanks To the Lord, to sing praises To Your name, O Most High.” Psalm 92,1 The psalm echoes the advice St. Paul gives us. “In everything give thanks.” GPD 3/23/17

Monday, March 20, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/20/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/20/2017 When he speaks of sin, St. Peter writes, “He Himself bore our sins In His body on the tree, That we might die to sin and live To righteousness. By His Wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2,24. So our sins are paid I full, gone and forgotten. GPD 3/20/17

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Shade Tree Wisdom 3/19/2017 The Bible truly is the very word of God. St. Peter assures us. “For no prophecy was ever Produced by the will of Man, but men spoke from God As they were carried along By the Spirit.” 2 Peter, 1,21 Gpd 3/19/17

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/19/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/19/2017 In a debate about being ma true Christian, Dr. Luther said “Baptismus sum”, I am baptized, and that is what St. Peter tells too, “Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ who has gone into heaven” 1 Peter 3.21. GPD 3/19/17

Friday, March 17, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/17/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/17/2017 Paul gives this advice. “Beloved, never avenge Yourself, but leave it to The wrath of God, for it Is written, vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Romans 12,19 Today is St. Patrick’s day. Born in Ireland, was captured by pirates, he escaped, studied theology, and returned to Ireland to establish 300 churches according to tradition. A real putting Paul’s advice to work. GPD 3/17/17

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/16/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/16/2017 When we share the salvation story of forgiveness, we learn it better ourselves, this Psalm promises. “He who brings blessing Will be enriched, and one waters will himself be watered.” Psalm 11, 25 GPD 3/166/17

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/15/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/15/2017 God is always true to what He has promised. “The Lord is a stronghold For the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble.” Psalm 9,9 It is a fine feeling to know we can always count on our God to keep His promises of salvation, is it not? GPD 3/15/17

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/14/17

Shade tree Wisdom 3/14/2017 The cost was high. “Knowing that you were Ransomed from the futile Ways inherited from your Forefathers, not with perishable Things such as silver and gold, But with the precious blood Of Christ, like that of a lamb, Without blemish or spot.” 1 Peter 1, 18.19. Our redemption comes with a cross. GPD 3/14/17

Monday, March 13, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/13/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/13/2017 This Gospel is given to every Christian. “But as it is written, What no eye has seen nor ear heard, Nor the heart of man imagined, What God has prepared For those who love Him, These things God has Revealed to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches Everything, even the depths of God.” 1 Corinthians 2, 9.10 GPD 3, 13,17

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Shade tree wisdon 3/11/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/12/2017 Here is one promise we stand on. “Blessed be the Lord, Who daily bears us up, God is our salvation.” Psalm 68,19. This holding up is from the salvation won by Jesus’ death on the cross where He died for our sins. GPD 3/12/17

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/11/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/11/2017 This is always going on. “He restores my soul. Hr leads me in the Paths of righteousness for His names sake.” Psalm 23,3 And what a comforting word it is indeed. GPD 3/11/17

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/9/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/9/2017 When God forgives, He forgets, as He promised in the prophet. “For I will forgive their Iniquity, and remember Their sins no more.” Jeremiah31, 34 This surely is a wonderfully precious promise from aa gracious and loving Father. GPD 3/9/17

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/8/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/8/2017 I wonder how many can still recite the Apostles’ Creed, once learned as a child. In my youth now and then our Pastor would have the entire congregation recite it as part of the service. It begins “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker Of heaven and earth. LSB end page or Small catechism. GPD 3/8/17

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/7/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/7/2017 As we work out our taxes for the year, Moses warns us. “Beware lest you say in your Heart, my power and the Might of my hand have gotten Me this wealth. You shall Remember the Lord, your God, For it He Who gives you the Power to get wealth.” Deuteronomy 8, 12.13 God create us and gave us the “smarts” to fill out the forms. So Be thankful. GPD 3/7/17

Monday, March 6, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/6/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/6/2017 There is always a price to be paid when we disobey or ignore the Word. “Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we heard, lest we drift away from it.” Hebrews 2,1 The Word? The Gospel of Jesus Christ. listen to it. And in our world, with so much crying for attention, it is often very easy to do. GPD 3/6/17

Friday, March 3, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/3/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/3/2017 For these days of Lent consider this hymn as a daily prayer. “Be with us through this season, Lord, And all our earthly days, That when the final Easter dawns, We joins in heaven’s praise.” LSB 418,4 Or consider the more familiar “Savior, when in dust to Thee, Low we bow the adoring knee.” (419,1) GPD 3/3/17

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Shade tree wisdom 3/1/17

Shade Tree Wisdom 3/1/2017 Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, during which we think of what our Lord Jesus said. “No one takes it from Me, But I lay it down Of my own accord. John 10, 18. St. Paul tells us “While we were weak, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5,7. And that death engages our attention during these days of Lent. GPD 3/1/17