Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 11 November 2022 (23rd Friday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 143
- Psalm 105
- Jeremiah 23:21–40
- Matthew 25:31–46
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, XXVII, 1–8
Today we commemorate Martin of Tours, Pastor. Born into a pagan family in what is today Hungary, Martin grew up in Lombardy, Italy. Converting to Christianity in his youth, Martin initially served in the Roman military, but later left the military to become a monk — referring to himself as “Christ’s soldier”. Martin went on to become Bishop of Tours in Gaul (modern France), and is remembered for his simple lifestyle and his dedication to spreading the Gospel throughout rural Gaul.