Advent, Day 17

The Ancestors of Christ: David, Solomon by Michelangelo, 1511.

The Ancestors of Christ: Jesse, David, Solomon by Michelangelo, 1511.

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’

–Jeremiah 23:5-6 (ESV)

Advent, Day 8

Battle of Jericho by Jean Fouquet

Battle of Jericho by Jean Fouquet

Lift up your heads, O gates!

And be lifted up, O ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The Lord, strong and mighty,

the Lord, mighty in battle!

Lift up your heads, O gates!

And lift them up, O ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

Who is this King of glory?

The Lord of hosts,

he is the King of glory!

-Psalm 24:7-10 (ESV)