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2/16/15 Lectionary Reading

Daily Readings for Monday, February 16, 2015

Morning Psalms 5; 145

First Reading Deuteronomy 6:1-15

Second Reading Hebrews 1:1-14

Gospel Reading John 1:1-18

Evening Psalms 82; 29


MORNING PSALM 5

1   Give ear to my words, O LORD;
give heed to my sighing.
2   Listen to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3   O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.

4   For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil will not sojourn with you.
5   The boastful will not stand before your eyes;
you hate all evildoers.
6   You destroy those who speak lies;
the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful.

7   But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,
will enter your house,
I will bow down toward your holy temple
in awe of you.
8   Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness
because of my enemies;
make your way straight before me.

9   For there is no truth in their mouths;
their hearts are destruction;
their throats are open graves;
they flatter with their tongues.
10  Make them bear their guilt, O God;
let them fall by their own counsels;
because of their many transgressions cast them out,
for they have rebelled against you.

11  But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
so that those who love your name may exult in you.
12  For you bless the righteous, O LORD;
you cover them with favor as with a shield.

EVENING PSALM 82

1   God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
2   “How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?

3   Give justice to the weak and the orphan;
maintain the right of the lowly and the destitute.
4   Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

5   They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk around in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6   I say, “You are gods,
children of the Most High, all of you;
7   nevertheless, you shall die like mortals,
and fall like any prince.”

8   Rise up, O God, judge the earth;
for all the nations belong to you!

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/2/16/

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