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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Green

A Collect for Wisdom

'But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”' - Luke 13:14-16 (ESV)

Gracious Father, who created the Sabbath for our good, give us wisdom to not merely follow the law blindly, but to understand what you intended, so that we might not burden ourselves or others through misunderstanding, but give and receive the life, guidance, and flourishing that you offer to us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit are the wellspring of all wisdom. Amen.

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