Daily Devotion for 29 September 2023 (18th Friday after Pentecost)

Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 29 September 2023 (18th Friday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith

Readings

  • Psalm 19
  • Psalm 34
  • Deuteronomy 1:19–36
  • Matthew 5:21–48
  • Apology of the Augsburg Confession, XIIB, 67–76

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. One of the archangels, tradition names Michael as patron and protector of the Church and of Christians. Mentioned in the Biblical books of Daniel, Jude, and Revelation, Michael leads the hosts of Heaven into battle against Satan and his demons — a victory assured by the blood of Christ, and announced in Revelation 12:10 by a voice from Heaven:

“Now the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down[.]”