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The North American Lutheran Church presents, Blessed Is He Who Comes, an Advent devotional booklet for 2019. This year’s booklet, prepared by the Rev. Dr. David Wendel, NALC assistant to the bishop for ministry and ecumenism, is based on the daily Scripture passages from the Reading the Word of God calendar. Reading the Word of God is a three-year Bible reading calendar prepared in 2018 by the NALC, Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC).

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Read this week’s devotions:

  • Week One

    2 Here is the message about Judah and Jerusalem that was revealed to Isaiah son of Amoz. 2 In the future the mountain of the Lord’s temple will endure as the most important of mountains, and will be the most prominent of hills. All the nations will stream to it,
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    6 Indeed, O Lord,[a] you have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob. For diviners from the east are everywhere;[b] they consult omen readers like the Philistines do.[c] Plenty of foreigners are around.[d] 7 Their land is full of gold and silver; there is no end to their wealth.[e] Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots.[f] 8 Their land is full of worthless idols;
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    3 Look, the Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armies[a] is about to remove from Jerusalem and Judah every source of security, including[b] all the food and water,[c] 2 the mighty men and warriors, judges and prophets, omen readers and leaders,[d] 3 captains of groups of fifty, the respected citizens,[e] advisers and those skilled in magical arts,[f] and those who know incantations.
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    18 [a] At that time[b] the Lord will remove their beautiful ankle jewelry,[c] neck ornaments, crescent-shaped ornaments, 19 earrings, bracelets, veils, 20 headdresses, ankle ornaments, sashes, sachets,[d] amulets, 21 rings, nose rings, 22 festive dresses, robes, shawls, purses, 23 garments, vests, head coverings, and gowns.[e]
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    5 I[a] will sing to my love— a song to my lover about his vineyard.[b] My love had a vineyard on a fertile hill.[c] 2 He built a hedge around it,[d] removed its stones, and planted a vine.
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