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The Fourth Sunday of Advent - Year A

Isaiah 7:10–16
Romans 1:1–7
Matthew 1:18–25

Why won’t King Ahaz ask God for a sign?
The reason he gives sounds like a good
religious response, but the tone of the
story makes it clear that it isn’t. What he
says is ‘I will not put the Lord to the test’
(v. 12). In the Gospels, we often see that
Jesus is asked for a sign, and refuses to
give one, so why is Ahaz not right to

Taken from Lectionary reflections – Year A by Jane Williams

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