Confess Him Before the Gentiles

The following bit from the Book of Tobit struck me today as a wonderful way of expressing the Christian’s role in the mission of the Church:

Confess him before the Gentiles, ye children of Israel: for he hath scattered us among them. There declare his greatness, and extol him before all the living: For he is our Lord, and he is the God our Father forever…In the land of my captivity do I praise him, and declare his might and majesty to a sinful nation. (13:1-7)

What a simple, straightforward way of putting something that is so often expressed as if it is the eleventh commandment.


About Rev. Paul L. Beisel

Graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN in 2001 (M Div.) and 2004 (S.T.M.); LC-MS Pastor and Adjunct Instructor for John Wood Community College; Husband of Amy and father of Susan, Elizabeth, Martin, and Theodore.
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