Daily Devotion for 07 May 2023 (5th Sunday of Easter)

Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 07 May 2023 (5th Sunday of Easter) | Confident.Faith


  • Psalm 37
  • Psalm 150
  • Leviticus 20:1–27
  • Luke 11:37–54
  • Formula of Concord: Solid Declaration, VIII, 46–52


Today we commemorate C. F. W. Walther, Theologian. Father of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther emigrated from Saxony in Germany with other Lutherans in 1839. Settling in Missouri, he served as pastor of several congregations in St. Louis, founded Concordia Seminary, and was instrumental in the formation of the LCMS in 1847. Walther would serve as president of the Synod from 1847 to 1850 and then again from 1864 to 1878. Walther worked tirelessly to promote Confessional Lutheranism in the US. A prolific writer and speaker, Walther’s works are still widely used today, particularly including his book on the distinction between Law and Gospel.


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