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2/12/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Thursday, February 12, 2015

Morning Psalms 97; 147:12-20

First Reading Isaiah 60:1-22

Second Reading 2 Timothy 2:14-26

Gospel Reading Mark 10:17-31

Evening Psalms 16; 62

MORNING PSALM 147:12-20

12  Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13  For he strengthens the bars of your gates;
he blesses your children within you.
14  He grants peace within your borders;
he fills you with the finest of wheat.
15  He sends out his command to the earth;
his word runs swiftly.
16  He gives snow like wool;
he scatters frost like ashes.
17  He hurls down hail like crumbs —
who can stand before his cold?
18  He sends out his word, and melts them;
he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.
19  He declares his word to Jacob,
his statutes and ordinances to Israel.
20  He has not dealt thus with any other nation;
they do not know his ordinances.
Praise the Lord!

EVENING PSALM 16

1   Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2   I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.”

3   As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble,
in whom is all my delight.

4   Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names upon my lips.

5   The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
6   The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
I have a goodly heritage.

7   I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
8   I keep the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9   Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
10  For you do not give me up to Sheol,
or let your faithful one see the Pit.

11  You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/2/12/

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