An easy week at the beginning of summer as the only lectionary reading cited in the Book of Concord is the Galatians reading.
Verses 15-24 are cited by editorial insert in Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope (Tp 10) in the third point of the treatise showing Paul's authority for preaching the gospel was not given to him by Peter but directly by God.
Verse 20 is noted in an footnote to The Large Catechism, The Ten Commandments, Second Commandment (LC 1.2.65, n. 56) along with several other scriptural citations noting biblical instances of properly swearing or making an oath.
This will really be a bit of a skip for most folks, unless your preaching about proper oath taking or why the Roman bishop's primacy has never been a given. But there are still some questions worth pondering here.
- How do we falsely assume authority (ours or others) against the witness of scripture?
- How can we preaching the positive meanings of the Commandments more regularly?