Expressing God’s Love, Engaging in God’s Justice

1/14/15 Lectionary Readings

Daily Readings for Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Morning Psalms 89:1-18; 147:1-11

First Reading Isaiah 41:1-16

Second Reading Ephesians 2:1-10

Gospel Reading Mark 1:29-45

Evening Psalms 1; 33


1   I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever;
with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
2   I declare that your steadfast love is established forever;
your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

3   You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to my servant David:
4   ‘I will establish your descendants forever,
and build your throne for all generations.’” Selah

5   Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD,
your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones.
6   For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD?
Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD,
7   a God feared in the council of the holy ones,
great and awesome above all that are around him?
8   O LORD God of hosts,
who is as mighty as you, O LORD?
Your faithfulness surrounds you.
9   You rule the raging of the sea;
when its waves rise, you still them.
10  You crushed Rahab like a carcass;
you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
11  The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours;
the world and all that is in it — you have founded them.
12  The north and the south — you created them;
Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name.
13  You have a mighty arm;
strong is your hand, high your right hand.
14  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
15  Happy are the people who know the festal shout,
who walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance;
16  they exult in your name all day long,
and extol your righteousness.
17  For you are the glory of their strength;
by your favor our horn is exalted.
18  For our shield belongs to the LORD,
our king to the Holy One of Israel.


1   Happy are those
who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
or sit in the seat of scoffers;

2   but their delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law they meditate day and night.
3   They are like trees
planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

4   The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5   Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6   for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

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