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Emperor Justinian, Christian Ruler and Confessor of Christ

As we remember Justinian today, we read a devotion about him from Celebrating the Saints.

Emperor Justinian, Christian Ruler and Confessor of Christ

We read about authority and the Fourth Commandment today as we remember the ruler Justinian. Our devotion comes from Luther’s Large Catechism as printed in Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, Second Edition.

Emperor Justinian, Christian Ruler and Confessor of Christ

In today’s commemoration of Emperor Justinian, our reading from A Year in the Old Testament highlights the humble ambitions of this ancient Christian ruler as he served as God’s appointed instrument.