Let my mouth be full of your praise and your glory all the day long. Psalm 71:8
Your word is a lantern to my feet and a light upon my path. Psalm 119:105
Why might the Israelites need to hear this message of a promised ruler coming? Compared to what the Israelites were waiting for, what aspects of Jesus' rule are you awaiting and why?
Almighty God, give all of us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.