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2/18/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Morning Psalms 5; 147:1-11

First Reading Jonah 3:1-4:11

Second Reading Hebrews 12:1-14

Gospel Reading Luke 18:9-14

Evening Psalms 27; 51


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 27

1   The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

2   When evildoers assail me
to devour my flesh —
my adversaries and foes —
they shall stumble and fall.

3   Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war rise up against me,
yet I will be confident.

4   One thing I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to inquire in his temple.

5   For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will set me high on a rock.

6   Now my head is lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the LORD.

7   Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud,
be gracious to me and answer me!
8   “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
Your face, LORD, do I seek.
9        Do not hide your face from me.

     Do not turn your servant away in anger,
you who have been my help.
Do not cast me off, do not forsake me,
O God of my salvation!
10   If my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will take me up.

11  Teach me your way, O LORD,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
12  Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries,
for false witnesses have risen against me,
and they are breathing out violence.

13  I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
14   Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!

Read more here http://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/daily/2015/2/18/

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