Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 31 July 2023 (10th Monday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 80
- 1 Samuel 16:1–23
- Acts 25:13–27
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, V, 1–8
Today we commemorate Joseph of Arimathea. A wealthy man from the village of Arimathea, Joseph owned an unused tomb in the vicinity of Golgotha, where Christ was crucified. A devout man, and member of the Sanhedrin, Joseph was eagerly awaiting the Kingdom of God. In contrast to many who fled for fear of the Jews, Joseph went to Pilate and requested the body of Christ, and, together with Nicodemus, placed the body in the tomb.