Thursday, August 06, 2020

Psalm 85:8-13

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for God will speak peace to his people,
to his faithful, to those who turn
to God in their hearts.
Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him,
that his glory may dwell in our land.

Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.

Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.

The Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him,
and will make a path for his steps.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

1 Kings 19:9-12

Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah, saying,
"What are you doing here, Elijah?"
He answered, "I have been very zealous for the Lord,
the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed
your prophets with the sword.
I alone am left,
and they are seeking my life,
to take it away."

God said, "Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord,
for the Lord is about to pass by."
Now there was a great wind ...
but the Lord was not in the wind;
and after the wind an earthquake,
but the Lord was not in the earthquake;
and after the earthquake a fire,
but the Lord was not in the fire;
and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.


Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Psalm 105:1-6

O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wonderful works.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who
seek the LORD rejoice.
Seek the LORD and his strength;
seek his presence continually.

Remember the wonderful works he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he has uttered,
O offspring of his servant Abraham,
children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

Monday, August 03, 2020

Genesis 37:2-4

This is the story of the family of Jacob.

Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding
the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the
sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives;
and Joseph brought a bad report
of them to their father.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children,
because he was the son of his old age;
and he had made him a long robe with sleeves.
But when his brothers saw that their father
loved him more than all his brothers,
they hated him,
and could not speak peaceably to him.

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Matthew 14:15-21

When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said,
"This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late;
send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages
and buy food for themselves."
Jesus said to them, "They need not go away;
you give them something to eat."
They replied, "We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish."
And Jesus said, "Bring them here to me."
Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass.
Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven,
and blessed and broke the loaves,
and gave them to the disciples,
and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
And all ate and were filled;
and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces,
twelve baskets full.
And those who ate were about five thousand men,
besides women and children.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Romans 9:1-5

The words of the Apostle Paul
to the Church in Rome:
I am speaking the truth in Christ - I am not lying;
my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit -
I have great sorrow and
unceasing anguish in my heart.
For I could wish that I myself
were accursed and cut off from Christ
for the sake of my own people,
my kindred according to the flesh.
For they are Israelites, 
and to them belong the adoption, the glory, 
the covenants,  the giving of the law,
the worship, and the promises;
to them belong the patriarches,
and from them, according to the flesh,
comes the Messiah, who is over all,
God blessed forever. Amen.


Friday, July 31, 2020

Psalm 118:8-9

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to put confidence in mortals.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to put confidence in princes.