Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 01 June 2023 (Thursday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 1
- Psalm 37
- Numbers 24:1–25
- Luke 23:1–25
- Formula of Concord: Solid Declaration, XII, 1–27
Today we commemorate Justin, Martyr. Raised in a pagan family, Justin was a convert to Christianity who would become a Christian teacher in Ephesus and Rome. Arrested due to his refusal to make pagan sacrifices, Justin was tried and executed along with six other Christians. The record of the trial proceedings before Rusticius, a Roman prelate, documents Justin’s confession of faith, and served as a source of great encouragement for other believers.